Thoughts on life from Pat Oaks
What were we doing before the world spun out of control, and all of us tumbled down the rabbit hole with Alice?
We were doing what we always do. We were getting up, going to work, going to the store, cooking meals, doing the dishes, changing the sheets. All of the things that make up our days here on this planet. Matthew talks about people doing that very thing when the Son of Man arrives back here for the second time. In Matthew 24 we are told to be vigilant because none of us knows when the Son of Man's arrival will be. One version says, "we have no idea when the Son of Man is going to show up."
Sometimes I think I am more afraid of all the stuff going on around me than I am of the Son of Man coming back. If I let all of what is going on around me scare me, and all I focus on are those circumstances surrounding me, and I don't stay watchful for the Son of Man's return, then that will be far scarier than the corona virus.
The Master is going to show up when we least expect Him. It would do us good then to focus on His return rather than the plight our nations seems to be in at the time. We would do well to listen to Alice.
"It's no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then." (Alice)
"Who in the world am I? Ah that's the great puzzle.."(Alice)
"If everybody minded their own business, the world would go around a great deal faster than it does." (The Duchess, Alice in Wonderland.)
"Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast." (The White Queen, Alice Through the Looking Glass.)
All of us can wish for things to go back as they were before March and the Corona Virus, but we can't go back..
We need to decide who we are. Are we children of the most high God or are we just pawns on a chess set?
Through all of this I have wished time and again that all the politicians and media would just mind their own business. But since I am pretty sure they won't, I need to go on to the next quote and try to imagine 6 impossible things before breakfast!