I suppose Albert Einstein did a lot of experimentation before discovering his theory of relativity. This brilliant physicist broke ground in areas never before considered. He was the guy with the goofy hair – the typical mad scientist – a man of many talents.
The quote above speaks to what we’re facing in the world today. We seem likely to follow the same track our forefathers did, not really learning from their mistakes. We’re living in a country of innovative thinkers – those working hard to achieve their goals – being willing to battle against those who would try to change the core values often sticking to old habits over and over again.
We’re also living in a time of extreme change. Our lives have been upended by a germ – a fancy little bacteria that moves like lightening through unsuspecting recipients. We’ve become depressed, lonely, frightened, abandoned and lost. We take chances by going out the door. This isn’t the America we used to know. We want to go back to normal, but no one seems to know what that is.
We’ve also adapted to new ways of communicating. We’re willing to do so in order to retain our sanity and our connection to one another. We’re even growing accustomed to violence in our streets and destruction of other people’s property and livelihood. The bad guys have become the vigilantes, seeking justice, while those in charge of enforcing the law have become the enemy.
Last night my husband was awakened several times by the sound of sirens speeding towards Minneapolis. When we woke this morning there was news of another uprising in the downtown area. All of the details of the event have not yet been released, but the event resulted in more looting and violence in a city that’s trying desperately to rebound from past events of this nature.
Change is good and often necessary. I don’t believe in breaking the law to accomplish those changes. I’m afraid that we’re returning to the old west way of living. Our heads are swimming with unrest and discontent.. We’re in the midst of a mudslinger political scene. We aren’t sure what tomorrow will bring. Our hope in the future seems to be taking a hike. What do we do?
I’ve said this before and sometimes, like the rest of you, I wonder where God is in all this. It seems that He’s deserted us and yet He is there. We must never lose sight of that fact. He is always there and He never changes. Everything that happens to us has already been planned out and it’s all for our good. Keep your eyes focused on Him.