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Friday, January 11, 2019

THINK ABOUT IT!!

The Cave
by
Pastor B.J. Knefley

I’m in my cave this morning. Well it’s not literally a cave, it’s my basement but I call it the cave because it has little natural light. It’s quite cozy though because I’ve painted the ceilings (rafters) white and I have it decorated with bookshelves and furniture. I also have a television, a counter area with a coffee pot, microwave, and small refrigerator. And if it gets chilly I can fire up the fireplace and make it really cozy and warm.

When I bought this house the basement wasn’t much to look at. Like most basements it was dirty and had a lot of clutter. The floor was covered with linoleum from the 70’s but it was dry. Where one person sees a basement, I see a room full of potential. Life is like that isn’t it? One person sees nothing but doom and despair while another sees hope and potential. Do you ever wonder why that is?

Like others, I grew up without the modern conveniences that we have today. Our first television was a six-inch screen stuck in a three-foot box. We had one channel so we didn’t fight over what we would watch. Everything was black and white, but so was life, or so it seemed. Much of life as a young person was about imagination. Building forts, and trucking off into unknown imaginary adventures were common. One had to learn to take a mound of rocks and turn them into a fort. I don’t know if we’re teaching kids how to do that today.

Sometimes life throws us curves. Sort of like Murphy’s Law everything does go wrong and always at the worst possible moment. I don’t think the why is as important as what? What do we do with the curves? Are they opportunities or roadblocks? Are they opportunities for learning and growth or are they meant for our destruction? How one views them will determine the outcome. The Apostle Paul says that all things work together for good to those who love God and are called according to His purpose, (Romans 8:28). Perhaps I need to look at life through God’s eye to understand more fully my next step in the journey. Think about it.

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