It’s been awhile since I posted. And I want to say something like, “Life is hard” or “Things feel heavy” because . . . they sometimes do. But I know I don’t need to tell you that, I know you feel it too and the purpose of my blog is to encourage you and enable you to Savor the Light of Jesus, our hope.
The hope of the Gospel; the Truth of Jesus as our Reigning, Sovereign, and Victorious King.
Even when it doesn’t look like Good is in charge, He is.
And that is the truth we must fight to abide in. I am fighting to abide in.
And can I just say that truth-tellers are like pilots to me?
Every single time I fly [and it’s been many times since my (finally) first flight in 2003, at thirtysomething ] every time when I get off the plane, the pilot is standing there by the exit door, and just before I step off the plane, most often he greets me – as he greets all the passengers as they file by – I want to HUG HIS NECK because I am so in awe that he has the courage to fly that big beast of a thing, and more than that, he has managed to fly me through the big beautiful blue sky where I have the greatest view ever and . . . *deep breath* . . . he has landed me safely – yet again.
Thank you so much Mr. Pilot!!!
I LOVE flying!!!
And I also love the mechanics that keep airplanes running/flying smoothly.
[If you know an airplane mechanic or a pilot, will you PLEASE hug them for me?!]
So, back to my love of Truth-tellers . . . This might go without saying in a political year such as this . . . such as we have never seen before – none are trustworthy. None. [politicians, that is – okay . . . and the media. I don’t trust them either. Come to think of it, I don’t trust many who write words these days . . . even medical reporters . . . so many are serving money . . . I digress ]
And at this point, unless a new candidate [a miraculous move of God needed, I know] comes along, a KNIGHT IN SHINING ARMOR, I am likely writing in: Jesus Christ. He is the only one I trust ATM [
This may or may not happen, we will see how things transpire between now and November. Personally, I am putting a lot of hope in God’s love for His faithful people. And that means we need to see to it that we are living faithful, abiding in the love and truth of Jesus.
But. This isn’t a political post, sorry for the rabbit trail. This is about us being faith-FULL in this crazy time in history.
As I said, I love Truth-tellers. [Truth: honesty, integrity, truthfulness] I want to hug them like the pilots.
And speaking of pilots and truth . . .
It has always been ironic to me that when Pilate is interrogating Jesus [the Truth] before the crucifixion, he looked at him and asked the question, “What is truth?”
33 Pilate then went back inside the palace, summoned Jesus and asked him, “Are you the king of the Jews?”
34 “Is that your own idea,” Jesus asked, “or did others talk to you about me?”
35 “Am I a Jew?” Pilate replied. “Your own people and chief priests handed you over to me. What is it you have done?”
36 Jesus said, “My kingdom is not of this world. If it were, my servants would fight to prevent my arrest by the Jewish leaders. But now my kingdom is from another place.”
37 “You are a king, then!” said Pilate.
Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. In fact, the reason I was born and came into the world is to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to me.”
38 “What is truth?” retorted Pilate. With this he went out again to the Jews gathered there and said, “I find no basis for a charge against him.
Jesus, the Way, the Truth and the Life . . . said, “Everyone on the side of truth listens to me.”
And we can assume then that there are two sides.
One is either FOR or AGAINST Truth [Jesus].
1 John 2:18
[Don’t you love how God’s word clears things right up? How there is nothing muddy there?!!!]
In lieu of my ramblings and the fact that I’ve been AWOL here, I am going to leave you with a couple of “pilots” I trust to tell the truth. A couple of men I feel compelled to hug, for they are seeing to our safety. And then one post from someone who I do not know, but whose words ring true . . . for your encouragement and edification, a triple dose of light to savor:
I hope you have time to listen!
Our Only Hope is a message by Dr. Tony Evans given at the Brooklyn Tabernacle. Can’t recommend it highly enough.
An End Time Call To Repentance is a message that showed up on my Facebook feed by Pr. Gary Wilkerson of Times Square Church. You can tell this was a hard message for him to get into, but by the end, you see the fire of the Spirit of God move through him.
A Christian Singer Comes Out Of The Closet a blog post by Jay Sanders on Pastor Jason Landers’ blog, shining light in a dark world on a heavy topic. Shared on Facebook by my cousin’s courageous teenage daughter.
And I have a guest post on my friend Diane’s blog today. Our Words Are Windows
Until next time . . . keep praying, keep trusting, keep yourself in the love and truth of God.
All my love,