Something old, Something new

Can you, do you remember the feelings of first love? There’s nothing like it. I wonder if that’s why so many people become unfaithful in their marriages, just trying to find that feeling one more time?  Our marriage becomes life as usual and we long to feel the excitement and that rush of adrenaline that comes with new love. I guess we are all looking for change and something new all the time, which would account for so many different types of restaurants, grocery stores and clothing stores, etc. I don’t like change, so when I get used to a grocery store I stay with it and it really upset my little world recently when the Publix that I frequent went through a “face lift”, now I don’t know where anything is! Fads come and go from hair teased so high you can stick an unsharpened pencil in it one year, to being straight and parted in the middle the next and we, like sheep, follow the trends. Did you wear long skirts and platform shoes in the 70’s? Not that old? I am sure you have gone through other fashion changes too. I am not so upset with changing fashion in clothes and hair-style, it is the adultery that gets to me. Adultery in the flesh is one thing and yes it is a sin but more than that it is the adultery of the church that bothers me. People are tired of the “old time religion” and feel it doesn’t offer solutions so they look for other “powers that be” which also cannot give you a solution. In following Jesus Christ, as the only door to salvation, at least I know that I have a hope for an eternal life. Is there life after death? It has been my experience to see into that realm and know that life goes on in the spirit. Are you looking for love? How much more could we be loved than to have Jesus give His life for us? That is the love that should never get old to us. To go looking for a new way or a “secret”, is stepping over the blood of Jesus to go in another direction. It doesn’t feel good to be left because someone is seeking a little excitement or another way of life, so I know that Jesus, having given so much for us, must weep over us as He did over Jerusalem, because He loves us so.

Galatians 5:7-10 You were running superbly! Who cut in on you, deflecting you from the true course of obedience? This detour doesn’t come from the One who called you into the race in the first place. And please don’t toss this off as insignificant. It only takes a minute amount of yeast, you know, to permeate an entire loaf of bread. Deep down, the Master has given me confidence that you will not defect. But the one who is upsetting you, whoever he is, will bear the divine judgment.  Keep your mind stayed on the Word of God and be faithful to Him, He has always been faithful to you.

Psalm 68:5 A father of the fatherless, a defender of widows, Is God in His holy habitation.

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