Good Morning July 7

Casinos are popping up everywhere. Many store in the community have some form of numbers or “scratch off” games. The lure of hitting the next big one is always there. This is true whether with the slot machines, the lottery at the local convenience store, the mega-million jackpot, becoming the next big time talent, or even buying that latest electronic gadget. “This will solve my problems. This will make life easier. This will make me happy. With this I’ll be set for life.” Unfortunately, even if a big one comes in, time proves that its promises were empty. And if it doesn’t come in, it only leave frustration and false hope for the “next time”. There is only one real source of peace, security, and fulfillment in this world. Jesus said, “Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.” (John 14:27) What we seek can never be found at a gaming table, or lottery counter, but only in the One who is the source of life, and hope, Jesus, the Christ.

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