The sun is soon coming up and here at my kitchen table the coffee is fresh and the day is young, but alas, my mind is flying all over the place. This seems to be one of those mornings when I start to wonder if anything in this world can be trusted. People seem to have lost touch with reality, down is up, right is wrong and wrong is right.
Or maybe I’m not quite awake yet, still half dreaming. Yes, maybe it’s just me.
Then it came to me…
Blessed is the one
who does not walk in step with the wicked
or stand in the way that sinners take
or sit in the company of mockers,
but whose delight is in the law of the Lord,
and who meditates on his law day and night.
That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,
which yields its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither—
whatever they do prospers.
Our world may have lost its grip, institutions may have slipped, injustice may seem to prevail all too often; logic itself may be under attack.
Whatever happened to those ‘good old days’?
Yet back in the good old days when the world seemed so much more sane than it does to me right now, my father longed for another set of good old days when things were sane. I remember saying to him one time, “Weren’t those good old days the Great Depression?”
OK, that didn’t go over all that well, as you might imagine. Of course, my good old days are the days of Vietnam, Watergate, stagflation…
Maybe it’s just a matter of perspective, who really knows?
There is one thing I do know for certain: No matter what this old world of ours is up to, God is trustworthy, faithful and true; we can always depend upon Him. We can choose to focus on everything we think is going badly, we can even choose to be part of the problems if we want to, but we can also make a better choice.
We can make a choice to focus on the things of God, we can choose to value our relationship with God and to be like that tree planted by streams of water. Yep, that’s what I will do this day, safe in the knowledge that whatever may come, He is my rock and my salvation.
Yes indeed, this is going to be a great Monday!