Putting things in perspective

I was watching a new (2019) documentary on the race to the moon (“Chasing the Moon”), and it reminded me of how much our time now is like the late ‘60s in so many respects.  War (and rumors of war as the Bible says), racial tensions, pestilence, financial stresses, technological risks and advances, assaults on long standing moral values…  Reminded me of how cyclical and prevalent the struggle between the powers of evil and hope are, even within one generation, much less the dozens of generations since the time of Christ.  The view of the earthrise from Apollo 8, a visual which puts things in perspective, reminds me that we are helpless and hopeless without a God is sovereign and in control.  “There is nothing new under the sun.  All is vanity under the sun” [without the Son].  (Ecclesiastes).  What a comfort and a blessing that we have a God who cares for us and who is as close as a prayer.  Jesus said, “I will never forsake or leave you.”


2 thoughts on “Putting things in perspective

  1. A few days ago, I finished reading “The Last Boat our of Shanghai”, which is about Shanghai between 1930, and 1960 or so. You think these times are uncertain, compared to what went on there, makes us her in the US look like whining snowflakes. Can you imagine being under the thumb of a corrupt leader, as the Red Army is bearing down on you, at the same time suffering through the brutal Japanese occupation. Yikes!

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