I was going to blog about something else, maybe tomorrow. But this one really caught my attention this evening. I received an email from an acquaintance about someone whom I have never met. That person has just found out that they have cancer and by this time next week, they will have a lung removed. What do you say? What do you do?
Now times that 10, 20 even a 100 times. Tsunamis and earthquakes. Jobless rates and recessions. When will it stop? Will it ever stop? When we focus on everything and do so without a possible solution, we worry. Our minds are designed to adapt, fix and cure. We care, therefore we try. We don't like to suffer, therefore we don't want others to. But when the problem is bigger than us - what do we do? We place our trust in some kind of collective that is suppose to provide an answer. Some trust the government, others trust education. Others just think that this is all a part of our evolution and that either we will improve or implode.
There are those who trust religion and the church to bring them hope and an answer. I have nothing against either one of them, unless they don't acknowledge Jesus as the Son of God, Son of Man, Healer, Savior and Messiah for all mankind. While being a part of something bigger than myself is comforting, especially in times of trouble - the only answer we have is in a man. Our faith is in His sacrifice, Our hope is in His promises. Our future is in His hands. When all else fails - then turn to Jesus? No - never. The hope you start with is the hope that you will end with. Start with Jesus and let Him lead you the rest of the way. "Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for your rod and staff - they comfort me."