Thursday, October 09, 2008

There is some good news.

I regurlarly read the Drudge Report. I regularly watch the news and listen to talk radio. And just when I am ready to gouge out my eyes and ram a scredriver through my eardrums, I read the end of the Book one more time.

Behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to render to each man according as his work is. Revelation 22:12

Even so, Come Lord Jesus! I have to admit. It's a selfish thought. What about my neighbors who don't know Jesus? Lord, don't come just yet! Gimme a couple more days to tell Mrs. Daniel and the new folks who just moved in next door. What about my old friend Dorothy? God, where does she stand with you?

I'm so tired of this place. I have it pretty good and I'm sick of this ol' life. Constantly bad news on top of worse news. I struggle every day with sin and greed and disappointment and worry.

"Yes. I am coming soon." Revelation 22:20


Anonymous said...

I dunno, Todd. Like you, I am pretty disgusted with a lot of what the "modern" world has become - a cesspit of depravity, people rushing headlong to buy crap (made in China) that they don't need, old men in Southlake damaging the personal property of overprivileged kids. Yeah, it's all weird. And sometimes I'd Jesus to be like Star Trek's Scotty, where I can pray and say "Beam me up, this place sucks".

But the Father created the Universe, the Heavens, and the Earth. And He created us. My, we've got to be a disappointing lot, BUT, he also gave us redemption.

I'm often tempted to take a cynical view of what mankind has done to His creation. Then I see one of His paintings in the sky or a 'random' act of kindness between strangers, hear an "I love you, Dad" from my kids, and I remember that the reward is later. For now, my job is to pray to be filled with the Holy Spirit so I can do the work I was created for.

Stay strong, my brother.

Anonymous said...

BTW, there is NO truth that in the accompanying painting, it was inscribed (presumably in Latin), "Pull my Finger".

Anonymous said...

And just how 'regurlarly' do you read Drudge? And is your 'scredriver' a manual or cordless one?

Have you been sleep-blogging again?

todd said...

Of course I was sleep-blogging again. The post was made after 9 pm. I took the Ambien about 8:30. It even made me misspell screwdriver.
Still pretty good for being asleep!

Anonymous said...

And just when everything gets us down, there's this:

Glory to God!