Have you had enough rain yet? Yeah! Me too!!! It’s making me a little cranky. How ’bout you? Looking for someone or something to blame? Yeah! Me too! Let’s blame Doug and the praise band! Why ?, you say. Why not? I believe that sometime in the last 3 months they have sung the praise song, Let It Rain… chorus (in part) “Let it rain, let it pour from heaven…”
Furthermore, they led us to join them in singing these words; who knows what effect this massive singing may have had.
OK, I’m being silly. After all… I’m the one who OK’d the song. I am to blame. Right?
Stop the silliness!
I am not responsible for the excessive rains and I’m fairly confident Doug isn’t either (but I’ll let him represent himself, Ha!)—Seriously…some things are completely out of our control.
It’s just superstition to think that wearing our favorite jersey will change the outcome of a sporting event or that putting the heavy coat away will keep the snow from falling.
Here’s where I’m going with this. The practical problem with superstition exampled above is that it takes the focus of our lives and thinking away from what it is that does fall under our purview of responsibility and control.
Please read above-”some things… are completely out of our control.” Not All Things! So we must take control of and responsibility for those things under our purview.
If Planned Parenthood (as they have admitted) knew of the wicked AND illegal activities of the abortion doctor in Philadelphia, they had a responsibility to report it.
Anyone who recognized the pictures released of the Boston Marathon suspects had a responsibility to call in.
We cannot change the weather or stop the rain from falling. Throwing salt over your shoulder will not save your kids (or anyone else), but introducing them to Jesus can.
I can’t stop the rain, or make it start. I can only talk to God about that. But I can do my job, love my wife, give to those in need, and so on.
Praying for dry weather tomorrow,