Good Morning! It’s a new day that should have great possibilities. Note that I said should have. In a world that seems to focus only on the bad side of everything, we have the task of bringing the “good news” to a very lost and dying world. As a much younger man, I knew that there had to be more to life than just waking up and going to work and coming home and repeating that same routine day in and day out. It seemed to have no real purpose or meaning. After looking in the wrong places for my answers, I finally looked at the creator of heaven and earth to see if He held the answers. Here’s what I found. God created man (and woman) and it was good……until we messed it up! But God didn’t give up on us. He gave us rules to live by (the 10 commandments and more) so we would have a path to follow that would keep us out of trouble. Again we messed it up, over and over again until He had to do something drastic to have us wake up and get back where we belong. We did ok for awhile, but we forgot and did things our own way thinking we were smarter than God. Guess what…we are not smarter. Who knew! The cycle continues over and over and over. Phase 2. God’s plan is finally revealed. He sends His son Jesus to show us the real meaning to life. He brings forgiveness of our sins, and is our example of how God wanted us to live in the first place. What do we do? We kill Him. At this point I can’t believe God would want anything to do with such a messed up people. It’s hard for me to fathom the amount love it takes to not destroy man and do something else. Not God. He has that never quit attitude and knows that there are going to be some that will open their eyes and see the truth and find the meaning to life. accept His son Jesus Christ and be forgiven of their sins and allow God to renew their minds. In a time where it seems everyone blames each other for our problems, God is trying to teach us where to look for the real answers. He is wanting us to keep ourselves focused on the positive beautiful things so that our light does not go out and we become like our ancestors who thought they were doing everything right but were really messing things up. My favorite scripture I am trying to live by in this day and age comes from Philippians 4:8 [Phl 4:8 NLT] 8 “And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.” These things keep me in the right frame of mind so that I can pray for our President and other politicians. Ultimately, my peace comes from God, not from politicains! In the words from a famous song….this world is not my home, I’m just a passin’ thru.

God Bless, Jeff