Do you place your hope in Jesus? Or do you tend to place your hope in yourself?
I’ve been meaning to write about this topic for a long time, but somehow just never got around to it. To me, it reeks of common sense and obviousness, but to many others, it’s something they haven’t really thought about. Science’s place as the ultimate truth-finder in the modern world is taken as a given. But is it really? I contend that it isn’t.
Everywhere I go, I overhear people talking about other people. I hear people talking about their co-workers, their boss, their spouse, their kids, some crazy person that cut them off in traffic, some person at the hair salon that was rude or just strange, etc. It’s an incredible fascination isn’t it?
We just love talking about other people. I’m not just talking about the G word… “Gossip”. A lot of what we say about others IS gossip, but I’m really just drawing attention to our desire to talk about OTHER people. I guess it’s just part of our human DNA. We’re relational beings…and so we talk about the people we relate with.
Last week we posted an article about the song, The Stand by Hillsong United. The song clearly demonstated God’s glory and our dependence on Him. This week our song focuses on our role as the body of Christ. [Read more…]
Alcoholics Anonymous is a place of healing, support, encouragement, and accountability. It’s a place where people are expected to “be real” about their struggles and addictions. No one says, “I don’t have a problem. I’m just fine.”
Now, I don’t envy anyone who struggles with a drinking or drug addiction, but the PLACE sounds pretty inviting; a place where people are welcomed with open arms because of a shared struggle and a desire to get beyond their present situation.