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Good Morning November 22

In a six foot span of my desk top there are at least a dozen separate pieces of paper, each with a purpose, and each needing some kind of action. It looks like chaos, but I really do know the purpose of each, and the action to be taken (even if I put it off!). Some items are waiting for further information before I can do anything, but none are forgotten. I think about our Lord looking at the chaos of this world, infinitely greater than my desktop. Yet He knows every part. Nothing escapes His concern or His ultimate action. Perhaps He has to allow other things to take place first before He acts, but He will act in His good and perfect will. David looked at the chaos that surrounded Him, and cried out, “How long. O Lord? Will you forget me forever?” But, after several verses of lament, he concludes saying, “But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation.”(Ps.13) There really is hope in the midst of the chaos of life. 

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Good Morning June 14

Chaos or order? When one scans the news page on the internet there is such a tableau of images in politics, economics, and human relations. World leaders meeting to resolve problems in what are incompatible philosophies of government; economists seeking stability in debt ridden countries; prominent people making up or breaking up relationships – all seeking to find some order in life. But there is no real order apart from our Lord. Jesus said that all authority comes from God. It is also He who shows how that authority is to be used for good. The Lord has given guidance for economic matters, yet pride, selfishness, and greed have put them all aside. And it is so obvious that the Lord’s truth has been disregarded in personal relationship causing untold pain. People long for order, but are striving for it in all the wrong ways, finally achieving only chaos. God, our God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, is the God of order and grace. His hand is continually extended, if only we will take it.

Good Morning March 9

Chaos or order? When one scans the news page on the internet there is such a tableau of images in politics, economics, and human relations. World leaders meeting to resolve problems in what are incompatible philosophies of government; economists seeking stability in debt ridden countries; prominent people making up or breaking up relationships – all seeking to find some order in life. But there is no real order apart from our Lord. Jesus said that all authority comes from God. It is also He who shows how that authority is to be used for good. The Lord has given guidance for economic matters, yet pride, selfishness, and greed have put them all aside. And it is so obvious that the Lord’s truth has been disregarded in personal relationship causing untold pain. People long for order, but are striving for it in all the wrong ways, finally achieving only chaos. God, our God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, is the God of order and grace. His hand is continually extended, if only we will take it.