There is so much to worry about these days. It’s hard to find the space on a sheet of 8×10 paper to list it all.
I’ve heard that there is no God. If there was a God, why would the world be in such a mess?
Truth is… there is a God, and what’s more, there IS a loving God. He’s the kind of Loving Father Who will not force or impose His will on mankind that He created. Instead, He created us in His image, with a will of our Own!
So…some of us want to love, and some want to hate.
Some want to build, and some want to burn.
Some want to share, and some want to covet & take & steal.
We each, Have a God-given choice.
This Christmas, let’s do something different. Let’s choose to change our minds about Who God Is … and change our hearts to believe in Something Greater than ourselves!
This will bring JOY, HOPE & COURAGE.
The world is what mankind has made it, with its diseases, hunger, drastic climate changes, filth, crime and death.
Choose to forgive. Choose to believe. Choose to be brave.
Two people looking up at the clouds in the sky, will see Two very different formations in the same clouds! How is this possible?
When you look at the sky, you will see that cloud-formations look differently to every other person, although they are looking at the same thing. Stars, Cloud-formations, and many other sky phenomena appear differently to different people.
Our sky is full of awe, so if you’re down…Look up!
Think about the amazement of a meteor that survives its passage through the earth’s atmosphere … and such that strikes the ground for our enjoyment!
A young child might imagine seeing Santa & his reindeer streaking across the winter, Christmas-Eve night sky! Can you imagine the “wonder?’
You ask, “Why should I change? Everything is fine.”
But the reality is, ‘everything’ is not fine.
Having to face the realities of conflict, chaos, confusion, jealousy, bitterness, resentment & depression is a painful thing …without even considering all those other feelings!
I remember sitting on the couch in my parents’ living-room, with tears rolling down my face, my heart racing, my ears burning, and that anxious desire to jump up and run out of the door!
But I needed them to understand me! And, what’s more, they needed me to understand them.
It was urgent enough for me to stay and work it out, so that I could sleep better, laugh at jokes again, and to free myself from the cage of anger where I had lived for years!
Now, years later, I realize that the lessons I learned from my parents are invaluable to my success! I am actually living the life of my dreams! I’m happy, not that I don’t have problems, aches & pains. But I have succeeded at what I wanted to accomplish, with the motivation to experience more and new, and create and re-create…That’s where I live everyday!
Now I realize that change is often a good thing, because it leads to growth!
When we accept the need to make a change, we open the window to possibilities beyond what we know.
Why change? It could be that you will actually feel a ‘rush’ of ‘new air’ as you inhale a refreshing renewal of spirit!