As these days blend together, one into the other, it would seem perhaps to the naked eye that all is the same. And yet beneath the surface lies an ever growing cauldron of change. Change that bespeaks an under current of uncertainty that foreshadows the unknown of tomorrow.
For seemly what we consider the norm on a daily basis is now the exception rather than the rule. Up it seems is looked at as down; stop is now a signal for go; right is now decried as wrong, and wrong proclaimed as right.
Surely for times such as these, we find ourselves in search of answers to what would appear to be mounting questions as to what to do and where to turn as life challenges themselves grow exponentially. And yet as a majority wrestles with the specter of an unknown tomorrow, those who are by definition “peculiar” remain firmly rooted, not in a maybe, but in an absolute in knowing not in part but knowing in full as to who holds tomorrow in the palm of his hand.
For as Christians we are called to stand as the exception rather than the rule as to the prevailing mindset of concern. For even in the midst of a changing time, when all around us would seem to be in a state of flux , still we remain grounded in that “Blessed Assurance.” Knowing that we know that we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
As those who have been called and by definition are “peculiar” may we continue to be steadfast in our faith, resolute in our stand and unmovable in our belief in God’s promise to those whom he loves.
To God be the glory……
Alan T. Black