Whoever can yell the loudest and longest and destroy those who disagree with them wins. Or at least that’s what you’d think if you listen to MSNBC, CNBC, FOX, and CNN for very long. Seems like everyone criticizes everyone else… blaming others for whatever… while the only thing that changes is which talking head is talking.
For 2,000 years person after person… ruler after ruler… despot after despot… philosophy after philosophy… and pundit after pundit has attempted to give “The Final End All” interpretation of the world. They have graced us with “Ultimate Truth” and “THE Answer” to all social ills. Political systems from Monarchy to Democracy to Republic to Communism to Socialism to Dictatorships have promised they have THE answer. And yet we still have wars… famine… uncertainty… and brokenness all around us.
You know what? Every system… eventually… falls short and implodes. Cases in point: There is no Babylonian, Canaanite, Philistine, or Roman Empire. All dictators eventually fade and die (Caesar, Kings, Stalin, Idi Amin Dada, Hitler, Ming, Saddam, Arafat, Alexander the Great, Attila the Hun, ad infinitum). The Enlightenment has lost it’s luster. Modernism was replaced by Post-modernism that is now proclaimed as dead. Even religious fads come and go (Jim Jones, Hare-Krishna, David Koresh, et al. Remember the “Jesus Movement?” Before long the “Emergent Church” will also be forgotten).
“Get to the point!” I don’t care where you live… which political party you belong to… who’s in office… or what the weather is like… Until Jesus comes back, that is the way life will be. There’ll be good and bad times. Seasons of plenty & famine. Peace & war. Restoration & brokenness. Joy & tears. Birth & death. Learn to live with it and quit worrying. And I know how to do that!
God is sovereignly in control of all things, people, nations, and events… AND HE IS GOOD! Isaiah 46:9-10
Everything that happens ultimately glorifies God and is for His people’s ultimate good! Romans 8:28
Even if the worst thing possible happens… you die (As a Christian)… that is the best thing that could happen to you! Philippians 1:21-23
Now… since all those things are true… Let’s live in the joy Jesus has given us!