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In God we Trust? Really...

I always feel humbled by the word of God and how God does what he does and the way in which He chooses to show himself omnipotent. The arrogance of man in our delusional thinking about how great we are, how smart we are, how important we are and how in control we are- surely gives the Lord a good laugh. The reality of this life has revealed to all of us still on this side of the Jordan that, if you live long enough, God has a way of showing us that we truly are only dust that exists by His permission. I think about how it was just yesterday that my sister and I, as natural athletes, would say how we couldn't believe that kids in Jr high School couldn't even do 50 sit ups while every year we were getting Presidential Physical Fitness awards -not imagining that a mere 40 years later my sister's body would be ravaged by a disease called Lupus that would steal her health, her beauty, turn her own body on itself and ultimately her life. Taking care of this once vital gymnast, dancer, singer and Miss Hampton/ Newport News who eventually had hip replacement surgery, a leg amputated and congestive heart failure- was something I would have never imagined but it speaks to the brevity of this natural life and the unfounded arrogance of the human mindset. Lessons that eventually we all are destined to learn. My pastor used to say we are either in a storm, coming out of a storm or about to go into a storm. The storm we're in right now in this country is a storm we've been through before. We were just in that calm part of the hurricane where the sun is shining and you think its safe to go outside but the strongest winds are about to tear up some s...t! But this too shall pass. That being said God is still God and He is no respecter of persons. We all have to make a decision on how we choose to live the life we've been given and what we choose to believe. The word says it this way in Joshua 24:15: '...choose ye this day who you will serve'- understanding what the Lord spells

out in Isaiah 40:17: All nations before him are as nothing; and they are counted to him as less than nothing, and vanity. Deep. Until next week...Be blessed.

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