Doomsday Whining

Doesn’t hardly seem possible that we have already finished the first month of 2012. The world is still here.  Give the Mayans time though.  Their calendar does go through to the end of the year.  Given the way things have been going lately, that might be pushing it.   Worldwide there is a financial crisis with  the United States swirling out of control with the rest of the world.  Many people struggle just to have a place to live and food to eat. Medical care in third world countries is completely unavailable most of the time and in our country, many can’t afford the medical care they need.

Then there’s the political instability that reminds us that the earth is a very small place after all. The song was right. It’s a small world and one mentally disturbed individual at the helm of a nation can start a war that could ultimately include nearly every country on this very small planet. Life being what it is, there are a few seriously disturbed individuals running some volatile nations right now. Scary.

In other words, it’s a crazy world and getting crazier all the time. Our churches urge us to pray for our nation and it’s leaders. Can’t argue with that. Looking at our current leader and the candidates competing for his position, I’m thinking our nation and it’s leaders can use all the prayers we can send up for them. I don’t have a lot of confidence that any of the them can improve the situation. I’m actually more convinced that all of them have the potential for increasing the downward spiral. We can only hope that the churches are right when they tell us that God is still at the helm because if He’s not, we’re in some serious hot water.

So where am I going with all of this doomsday whining? I’m writing to remind us that our security doesn’t lie in our governments and the policies they are implementing. It’s not in the home you purchased. The foreclosure rate nationwide has shown us that. It’s not in the job you have. Huge companies that had once seemed like the rock of stability are failing everywhere. It’s not in government agencies or private non-profit agencies. Ask anyone who has had to go to them for help. They will tell you that these agencies are routinely running our of funds and resources to help all those who come to them.  What you really need when the world is crumbling around you is the security that can be found in your own backyard.  When things are at their worst, the family who alternately love you and argue with you and the friends who hang with you through thick and thin are really all you need.

Take a look at the early American frontier.  They didn’t have a core government close to help out so the whole community got together when someone needed a barn built or a crop brought in. Sons and daughters played an important role in the family. The more hands to help, the easier the load was for everyone. We need each other. It’s a given.  The book of Genesis tells us that God said “it is not good that man should be alone.”  He knew what He was talking about.  He knew that we would need each other.  Pay attention.  The world hasn’t come to an end yet but it is having a little trouble with stability.   So today take a little time to consider the lives of your family, your friends, your neighbors.   Hold them close.  If there is some way you can make their life brighter, do it! Do everything you can for them.   It’s a sure bet that someday you will be needing them, too.  When the earth starts rolling beneath your feet, be sure you have plenty of hands available to pull you to safety.   They’re right there round you now.  Hold them close.  Keep them stable.  If we just stick together, everything will be a little brighter for everyone.


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2 Responses to “Doomsday Whining”

  1. Chandra says:

    Amazing post. Impressive writing skill. Thanks for sharing

  2. Excellent post, I will be checking back regularly to look for updates.

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