CLARITY – 2-12-18 1st, 2nd, and 3rd

CLARITY

A Biblical Response to Current Events – 2-12-18

 

1st, 2nd, and 3rd

What’s Happening:  “It’s being called ‘The Miracle on Snow’ and Krueger’s win in the Olympic Skiathlon will definitely make the NBC highlight reels (or thumb-drive or whatever). Moments after the start, Simen Hegstad Krueger went down in a tangle of skis and poles, almost certainly eliminating him from the competition in the grueling  cross-country race. But Norway’s Krueger got up and slowly began to regain his position. By race end it was he (Gold), Martin Sundby (Silver) and  Hans Holund (Bronze), and all Norwegians, who crossed the finish line 1, 2, 3 (https://www.pyeongchang2018.com/en/news/krueger-leads-norway-s-skiathlon-clean-sweep). His final break occurred toward the end of the race and left the others in the dust…er, I mean, the snow.”

 

Knee-Jerk Response:  “I guess that proves you should never give up.”

 

Biblical Response:  “As if Winston Churchill hadn’t proven that already (if you haven’t seen the recent ‘Darkest Hour’ film,  you may not know why those Norwegians aren’t speaking German). The indomitable spirit will always win the day. Sayings like: ‘It’s always darkest just before the dawn’ or ‘The lowest ebb is the turning of the tide’ comes to mind.’”

 

“Christians? When it comes to an indomitable spirit, there is no better example than Christ. His formula for victory was the same as Krueger’s, you don’t quit before the end (John 19:30).”

 

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, help us to struggle on in our battles, just not in our strength…Your strength, our victory; in  Jesus’ Name, amen.”   © Alan E.Sargent

 

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CLARITY – 1-17-18 Rumors of War

CLARITY

A Biblical Response to Current Events – 1-17-18

 

Rumors of War

 

What’s Happening:  “First, it was Hawaii – 38 minutes of panic occurred when a false warning of a missile launch from North Korea was emblazoned on phones statewide: yesterday it happened nationwide in Japan…the TV station responsible for the deception has apologized (https://www.yahoo.com/news/m/2aeb97a0-fc5e-3cca-96c9-bcb4c5340a3c/ss_japanese-tv-issues-false.html).’Around 6.55pm earlier we reported on the NHK’s news site and NHK’s news disaster prevention application “Pattern of North Korean missile launch” but this was incorrectly issued. J alert has not appeared. I must sincerely apologise.’”

 

Knee-jerk Response: “Now, nobody will respond…it’s a case of crying ‘wolf’ too many times.”

 

Biblical Response:  “You might be right…not that there’s much that many folks could do, anyway. One thing’s certain, the real thing will be worse. Is a thermonuclear missile survivable? Probably…the real question is ‘do you want to?’ What kind of world will be left? Do you want your children to live in fear of such a thing happening? These, and other questions, should have be asked decades ago…before North Korea had an opportunity to develop the threat.

 

“Christians? Although our eternity is secure (2 Tim. 1:12), our temporality is not. The law of sowing and reaping (Gal. 6:7) guarantees that regret has a multiplied component. We have sown the wind…now we get to reap the whirlwind. Is there still time? Maybe.”

 

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, help us not to let fear rule the day…but to be wise purveyors of the truth. Give our leaders the wisdom to guide us through these tumultuous times;: in Jesus’ Name, amen.”   © Alan E.Sargent

 

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