What I read today;

Genesis 37; 1 Samuel 12-13; Psalm 31; Isaiah 31; Luke 14; 1 Corinthians 15

January is not my favorite month of the year.  We’ve left behind the joy of Christmas and headed into the dead of winter.  I know it will be at least 8 weeks until winter finally starts to recede into the past and with cloudy, snowy, cold,  and dark days things just don’t seem as happy as they did just a few weeks ago.

We have witnessed some crazy events in January 2019.

We’ve had political upheaval with the Congress, and the President locked in a virtual death match which closed the government down for over 30 days. In the end, there were no winners, and to my mind, both sides looked like total buffoons.

Then we had a freshman congresswoman F-Bomb the President in front of supporters.

Then we had the crazy drama about the Covington Catholic School kids and a native American. Initially, it looked like the kids had surrounded and harassed the gentleman.  Then more video showed up showing the man actually walking into the kids, then we saw another group of gentlemen had been harassing the kids.  The news media showed itself to be entirely out of their collective minds.  Some apologizing to the students, some doubling down against the students,  the Twitterverse exploded with attacks coming from supporters of the students and supporters of the native American until the truth of the issue was likely lost for all time.  Now the lawyers are descending.   Oh, there’s some good news.

Then we have the insanity of a New York Law allowing abortion up until the day before the due date of a child in some circumstances.

That’s quite a month, isn’t it?

That’s why these words are so important right now.

Psalm 31 vs. 21

“Blessed be the Lord, for he has wondrously shown his steadfast love to me” ESV

It’s so easy to get caught up in the insanity of the 24-hour news cycle and the world of Twitter and Facebook.  It’s in those times that we need to remember that God is in control and he has blessed us with so much more than we deserve.  He loves each one of us, and he watches over us even when we think all hope is lost.  We need to focus on God’s grace to each one of us.

What a great and mighty God we serve!

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