To the Point of Consternation!
Have you, like me, noticed that there is a lot of concern, virtually to the point of consternation!, about the world’s Political Scene? I’m pretty sure you are not as old as I am, so let me let you in on a little secret: It has been that way for a long, long time! Now, during the span of my seven decades, three or four pretty interesting things have occurred that shocked most of the world – – but DIDN’T EVEN surprise me. Let me share these with you!
November 9, 1989 – This is the day that is officially recorded as the day that the Berlin wall came down. After twenty-eight years, the wall, which was literally built over-night, came down almost as quickly! But see, even at the height of the Cold War, I didn’t worry about it.
June 4, 1989 – In 1989, after several weeks of demonstrations, Chinese troops entered Tiananmen Square on June 4 and fired on civilians. There is no doubt about it, this was one of the darkest days for Civil Liberties in the 20th Century. It took some thirty years for the Chinese to “lighten up” and give their citizens more rights and a better life. But, even during those darkest days, I didn’t worry!
June 20,2018 – The U.S. – North Korean Summit is set to take place, even though just mere months ago it looked as if we would be involved with a nuclear war with the North Koreans. But, even during those months of total uncertainty, I didn’t worry!
Now, you may be thinking something along the lines of, “Floyd, are you crazy or just plain stupid?” And, I understand why you might think this. BUT … the thing is, I know about some of GOD’S GOOD NEWS that apparently other people don’t know, or at the very least, have forgotten about. You see, I constantly remind myself what Proverbs 21:1 says: The king’s heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: He turneth it whithersoever He will. What you need to understand, and remember, is this: Empires may come and Empires may go; Kingdoms may come and Kingdoms may go; Nations may come and Nations may go; Presidencies may come and Presidencies may go – – but it doesn’t matter, because the only thing any of them can do is what GOD wants them to do! This is GOD’S GOOD NEWS that I want to share with you this week: Proverbs 21:1 – The king’s heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: He turneth it whithersoever He will.