Will we be swept away?
Torrential rains, hurricanes, and strong frontal weather systems can send enormous amounts of water down from the skies. When that happens over water, it’s just returning to the source. But when it happens over land, gravity pulls the water to its lowest level and flooding occurs. When driving on roads where water gathers, hydroplaning can occur and we can easily lose control. When we look ahead and see water rushing across the road and car rooftops, we already know someone is in trouble, and we proceed at our own peril.
A man named Robert Rogers knows full well about flood waters, from an intense storm, when his family van was swept from a Kansas I-35 bridge in 2003. All were drowned except him. He dragged himself to high ground, not knowing the fate of his loved ones. The van was destroyed with three of his four children still in their seat belts. His wife and other child were found downstream over a mile away. Yet his faith in Christ is what sustained him. His family members in Christ are preserved to this day.
Our Road Conditions
So what are the conditions of your road today? Will a tsunami rushing ashore or flood waters roaring through low-lying areas sweep us from where we are headed? Look around. Simple truths must be heeded as the storm clouds of the lack of financial responsibility gather. Earthquakes along rift zones of questionable character and abandonment of Biblical principles in homes, businesses and government have also produced tidal waves of debt, discontent, ill-will, anger, frustration and retribution. We are fighting pressures of the steering wheel to maintain control as the swirling waters keep rising.
What can we do?
The Bible contains all we need to know. First, pray and conduct ourselves by the “Book”, and consider:
- John Adams said, “Because power corrupts, society’s demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”
- Thomas Jefferson said, “We must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt.”
- Baron M.A. Rothschild (helped create the central banking system used today) said, “Give me control over a nation’s currency, and I care not who makes its laws.”
- William Penn said on the topic of choosing elected officials who know God and apply Biblical ways are more qualified than those who don’t. “Those people who will not be governed by God will be ruled by tyrants.”
Second, remember when we are IN Christ, the road ahead can be flooded and washed out, or riddled with stones and landslides. But when we trust in the Lord, we can be confident in THE way, no matter what happens. The Bible tells us borrowers are slaves to the lender, and that has been truth for thousands of years. Use caution, stay vigilant, and embrace purity in conduct and behavior.
“Lord, the road ahead is troubling. Whether we are washed away and lose everything, or maintain the course, we know all of this is Yours. Empower us to live like You, at work and at home. In Christ’s Name. Amen.”