Have you noticed the strange weather lately? I mean here in the south it has been beautiful, good amount of rain, warm during the days nice at night. Hay is growing, garden is growing. But everytime I look at the weather radar there is this huge red blob to the northwest of us. I hear there is flooding. Like mountains of sandbags needed flooding. I have done sandbags, not fun. Like towns under water flooding. Like levees breaking flooding. How can it be a drought one year and flooding the next?
The other day I was looking for a plug in timer on online sites. The type wear you plug something in and the timer tells it when it can and cannot use electricity, sort of like the ones that you use to program your hot water heater but a plug in. Well for some reason when I put in the search engine “plug in timer” I kept getting listings for all of these weird virtual type video game things. I know, get to the point. The point is I had no idea that there was this big of a fanstasy world around me. I mean you can cook, dress, drive, fly, play tennis, and who knows what else by screen. Then they have “reality” tv shows. I am confused. Why don’t folks just do real things. I mean if you want to go for a walk, then for goodness sakes go for a walk. Why would you rather pretend to go for a walk. And if you want meaningful conversation, why not talk to someone rather than take on some weird online personality. I will tell you why, because the enemy of our souls knows that if we “escape reality” long enough we will forget who Jesus really is and why we need HIM. So what does the weird weather have to do with all that you ask? It is reality in our face. You cannot fast forward it away.
Jesus says we will have troubles with us always. That is so we are reminded the we need HIM. He also says take heart because he has overcome. So with Him we can get through. And that is reality. And reality works for me.