Watching world events from the failure of BREXIT to the uprisings in France, spreading across Europe, and our own bitter divide here at home, it’s easy to lose heart and be overcome with fear and despair about our world and the future we are creating for our grandchildren.
I came across this people-search tool on FB and decided to look up an old friend I was very close with in the mid-seventies only to find a very sad trail of drugs and crime and I thought, there but by the grace of God…or Angels, might have gone I. In fact, we were very much the proverbial twin brothers of other mothers. Not that I have led a saintly life in 40 plus years since, as my readers well know…but how did our lives turn out so differently? My worst criminal offense was skinny-dipping back in my rowdier youthful Texas days. I think, in retrospect, it is my life-long itching for Truth, and the angels in my life that has made the difference. It is impossible to follow truth and not find God. It is never the One sought, but the seeker who quits before the meet. And the crazy thing is that most of us quit because we hate ourselves for not measuring up, when He did that for us!
The other amazing thing I’ve discovered on my journey is that not only does God draw nearer to us when we draw ourselves nearer to him (James 4:8), but He/we draw angels into our lives as well…physically present and otherwise.
Being back on Facebook after being away from it for eight years, I see the world of my friends through different eyes…older eyes…changed eyes. I see inside the homes, the lives, and the families of those I’ve known most of my life…their interests, loves, and passions. And while there seems to be a greater appetite for righting political wrongs and rejecting those things antithetical and unacceptable to who we all are…I also see the Global Corporate MSM have recreated the Golden Calf, better than before. Countless souls dancing in the same sand, under a greater spell than ever. But, by the grace of God…
In September of 2015 I went to a mountaintop to pray, and found James 4:8. I have been dragging myself closer across the ebbs and flows, the peaks and valleys, and the joys and miseries ever since. The closer you get, the more you see, hear, taste, touch and feel the things you were meant for…from the beginning. The closer you get, the less you fear and worry over things that no longer have power over you. And suddenly…there she is.
What is the world to me without you in it? What is there for me to see without you looking back at me? When all the world is cold and gray, And all the good seems gone away… Tomorrow has a certainty… Hope is my Eternity. Love Me
Just when you think it’s all about power and money, fortune and fame, and you are nothing in the world, there she is…Praying for You.