THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
When the naturalist William Beebe used to visit President Theodore Roosevelt at Sagamore Hill, both would take an evening stroll after dinner. Then one or the other would go through a customary ritual.
He would look up at the stars saying, "That is the Spiral Galaxy of Andromeda. It is as large as our Milky Way. It is one of a hundred million galaxies. It is 750,000 light-years away. It consists of one hundred billion suns, each larger than our sun."
Then silence followed.
Finally, one of them would say, "Now I think we are small enough. Let's go to bed."
I have seen servants upon horses, and princes walking as servants upon the earth.
In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
Looking AROUND, we sometimes become dismayed because the world is "topsy turvy."
Sometimes this world, because of sin, causes dismay.
Noah was considered mentally deranged while building the ark.
After David was anointed to become king, he was an exile and hunted for his life.
When Ahab was king, the lowly prophet Elijah controlled the drought.
When Elijah conquered 850 prophets of Baal, Jezebel sent him whining into the wilderness.
When Jesus, our Creator, came to this earth physically, He was still "King of kings, and Lord of lords."
Yet, in His brief lifetime, Jesus occupied the position of "servant of servants!"
Looking UP, we gain perspective!
Even though we face tremendous difficulties at times, we KNOW there is coming a NEW DAY!
It will be an ETERNAL day, where there'll be no need of sun or moon, for Christ shall give eternal light.
There'll be no more sorrow, sickness, nor death; for, there'll be no more SIN!
Genesis 1:1-4 is still true today!
When the world was in "chaos," God gave "light."
When your world becomes chaotic, LOOK UP!
Christ came to give "life," and His life will give you "LIGHT!"