A friend of mine said she told her granddaughter that I blog. She said, “Grandma, do you know what blogging is?”
“I think so,” she said.
“Well, Grandma, she doesn’t blog, because only young people blog.”
So she asked me if I blog. I told her I do, but I’m not great with the visuals because when I downloaded pictures, my computer got goofed up. I’m just happy to be meeting my commitment to show up fairly regularly. Any photographs I manage to import are a plus. I plan on improving my skills, but not until next week at least.
Anyway, the group of us heard this delightful story and started to laugh. I suggested she inform her granddaughter that older people do blog, and I’m one of them.
I’ve been purposely including Scripture in my blogs lately because of our social climate. I feel that people are hungry for God, even if they’re not aware of it, because of all the vampire books and wizardry books and powerful hero books (and movies) that are popular.
My family gathered to see the Disney movie “Finding Dory” today and I couldn’t help but notice that many new movies coming out for children have spiritual roots to them. I only saw some of the previews because we were late entering the theater, but they were filled with Eastern religious heroes, or presenting evolutionary ideas, or aliens. I didn’t see anything representing Christianity. With bullying and marital problems and thefts and crime and stress, it seems that people look to the occult instead of Jesus. Some go to drugs when they can’t cope or to alcohol for courage or peace instead of Jesus. If people get brainwashed against Christ, they may not even go to Him in a crisis.
Jesus told His followers in Mat 5:13, (KJV) “Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.
Mat 5:14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.
Mat 5:15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.
Mat 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”
My husband has been preaching that if our community sees the members of our church living the gospel of Jesus Christ:
- Believing in God and God the Son, Jesus Christ
- Repenting of sin and making things right as soon as possible if they’re able to when they’ve done wrong to someone
- Asking God to forgive them and receiving His forgiveness and grace
- Helping the poor and the widows
- Being kind to those in the church and outside of the church
- Living a Christian life as God directs us: Not being covetous, not having sex outside of marriage and only in a heterosexual union, respecting authority, not filled with rage and then acting it out, etc.
then they may find the goodness of God through our example and come to salvation and deliverance and freedom from bondages that Jesus provides. Heaven instead of hell is also a wonderful thing.
Anyhow, to God be the glory in our lives. When we live that way, life should be abundant for us and our loved ones as Jesus wants it to be, according to John 10:10.
Be blessed by God!