One of the most frustrating aspects of my daily routine is working at a bank cow-towing to overly priviledged customers who have the nerve to call in with conniption fits because they don’t know how to use the automated phone system. Of all the things to harangue about? You would call to complain because you have to enter account numbers in order to make your transfers. Doesn’t that seem a little petty? And maybe keeping $90,000 in our bank to build interest warranted him the right to moan and carryon. But how does he sleep at night, knowing that out there, someone’s digging thru garbage looking for their next meal? That out there someone’s on the verge of a mental breakdown because their house is on foreclosure and they have nowhere to go. Living in a world engorged in darkness has ironically shed light on the burgeoning ethical decline of our society. Remember when people cared a little more? Remember when we were a little less selfish? We’ve gotten so cocky and arrogant with our advances in technology and medicine that we have all but become a Godless society. I can’t say I know when this began or where. But I took notice over the last decade. I noticed that crimes were becoming more sadistic and I noticed that we’ve even been justifying things we would never have thought to justify 20 years ago. I used to bury my head in my books or my internet games so that I’d remain oblivious to it all. But It weighed heavy upon my heart. It still weighs heavy upon my heart. But the up side or the turnabout came for me when I found my way back to Jesus. He was/is (and I know this sounds a bit fanatical) the light at the end of my tunnel. I was depressed and locked myself away in my home outside of going to work and I cut off mostly all contact with the outside world because I felt our circumstances were dire and virtually hopeless. But thru all that, I found a lifeline to God. Genesis 1:2-3 says:
2 Now the earth was [a] formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.
3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.
Do you see that? How awesome is our God that even in the depths of despair he can utter 4 words and bring about the start of creation and the end to all darkness. That’s what God has done with my life. He looked at me and said ” Let there be Light” and there actually was light and there were actually better days and I knew that even though I was surrounded by all this darkness that God was still here reminding me that there was always something to look forward to. I’d intended to turn this post into a rant and rave about some of the mundane aspects of my existence but I cannot help but be happy and content that I can find my strength in Jesus. What would I do without him? I would be miserable as I had been for the last 10 to 15 years. As daunting as my present trials may seem, I have God and God trumps it all. 🙂 ….. tootles folks . I’m off to wally world to buy bed linen.