We have together watched in amazement the cascading events unfolding in the Middle East over the past few weeks. People are no longer willing to accept the status quo when the status quo is in the words of our own President, “not sustainable.”
The images and video footage of the airport in Cairo are a reminder of how quickly things can change and how slippery perceived entitlement is. What we are seeing is viral.
I was just thinking that there were scores of people in that airport in Cairo who had confirmed reservations for a seemingly sure departure, but whose world was turned upside down.
In an instant Platinum, Gold, and Silver Medallion status was no status at all. Why? Because what they had grown accustomed to as a given was no longer certain in this time of uprising, and they were suddenly thrown into a standby world.
How valuable is the unchanging nature of our Father in heaven who loves us dearly?
Don’t be deceived, my dear brothers. Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of first fruits of all he created. James 1:16-18 (NIV) Don’t be deceived, my dear brothers. Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of all he created.
As we examine the change and uncertainty of the world around us we need not fear. God is our unchanging advocate and protector and we are afforded the certainty of salvation through faith in Christ Jesus our Messiah.
No one with a living faith in Christ Jesus as a disciple is living with uncertainty. In Christ there is no standby status, not knowing for sure if they will make their destination. When we are totally dependent on Him we can stand firm and be confident in the knowledge we have a confirmed reservation that is guaranteed not by humans, but by God Himself.
The real dilemma I think that we should be concerned about is where is the viral witness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ?