Sunday, October 12, 2008
SUNDAY NIGHT QUESTIONS
Another work week in the world is about to begin. What will it bring? Will the markets continue to plummet or will something happen to cause a rebound? Will the words of the G7 or the G20 or Bush or anyone else restore confidence or will anxieties continue to mount? Will our retirement funds continue to drop? Do we need to pull it all out? What really would happen if we all did that?

What is it that drives anxiety? Greed? Lack of faith?

Sure they are rhetorical, too, but I ask these questions of myself.

The past few weeks, I have heard many people say that their faith has been shaken. I am not sure what they mean by that. Where is my faith anyway? The Israelites received manna but it stayed good for only one day. Is that a faith we're willing to accept today? Can we even fathom it? Can we really have any idea what it would mean to live one day at a time?

What did our nation learn during the Great Depression? To whom did we turn? Did a spiritual revival occur? One would like to think that maybe so but a quick Fact Check says not.

Will gas prices continue to drop this week? Is that good or bad? How could it even be? What does it mean? What will happen in our businesses? Will sales be brisk or weak? Christmas is coming -- what will that bring? When I asked that, did I even remotely think about Christmas bringing the Christ child ... hope ... redemption? Or did I only think about dollars and cents?

Who will pick up poll points this week -- McCain or Obama? Will either one offer anything solid at all in regards to answers to the current situation? Do we really have any hope that they can? Should we have any hope that they can? Are we voting for the lesser of two evils? Should we debate and argue and then vote or should we pray and vote and pray some more?

Is there any such thing as a foxhole atheist? Is it true that we only really turn to God when all we have is God? Can we even fathom having nothing but God to turn to? Really? Will we have anything else to turn to this week? Next week? The week after?

Why is this all happening and why now? Is God challenging us on who or what we, as a nation supposedly under God, will really turn to? Would God challenge us on this?

Or perhaps He is trying to lead us to Him? If He is, will He be successful? Where will I turn this week -- Media or God ... CNN or the Bible?

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