I attended church this Sunday morning for about 90 minutes where I was moved by the worship time and inspired by the preaching. Perspective and Godly focus was in my spirit as I leave the church building... BUT... this leaves me with over 166 hours on my own until next Sunday.
The news is wars and rumors and rumors of wars, the politics is often self-promoting and partisan, the cities are filled with hatred, racism and reverse racism. It is a world with a broken spiritual and moral compass. As I cringe I say "Hello world" and prepare myself for these next 166 hours until I am safe again inside my church walls.
I do feel the weight and oppression of this world's demands. Unlike the safety and fellowship I find at church, I often find the world to be difficult, confrontational, and void of Christianity.
So Lord I need you these next 166 hours to be in communion with you, and fellowship with other brothers and sisters in Christ, Lord I pray the fruit of your spirit is evident in my life while often on my own. I pray I my life is a light in dark places, and the joy of my life's witness in words and deeds be evident these next 166 hours.
May God bless and use each of you during your 166 hours in ways that are beyond your dreams!
The mutterings on life and faith by cartoonist Jeff Larson