Thursday, December 21, 2017

From palaces to TV network studios to prison cells...

While in the hair salon today I glanced at the covers of the array of magazines displayed on the coffee table in the waiting area. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are getting married, Matt Lauer was not a good boy at the office, and Charles Manson died. I was struck by the variety of worlds we all live in. 
From palaces to TV network studios to prison cells.  What a contrast of worlds and yet we are so much the same. A Bible verse from the book of Isaiah comes to mind..."All we like sheep have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way. And the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all."
While sheep have been characterized as dumb animals, researchers tell us this isn't really true. It's their strong "flocking instinct" that get them into trouble. Humans have a great similarity to sheep. How easily we become side-tracked by the world, sucked mindlessly into the culture, and captivated by the lure of success. We are pulled off-course into destructive ways, to the cliff and over the edge without even realizing it. 

At the end of the day, no matter who we are, where we live, how much money we have, and what earthly crowns or notoriety we may have attained, the ground is level at the foot of the cross. We are all in need of a Savior.  

I'm overwhelmed at the thought of the love that brought the baby to the manger and then to the cross 33 years later. It was for each of us He came...
the rich,
the poor, 
the famous,
 and the hidden matter what "world" we live in.

Photography: Christmas tree-Sheryl Bullock
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