The internet is ugly this week. If we kind of thought the deep divisions and angry rhetoric would die out after the election, I guess we were wrong! It seems worse than ever out there, name calling, and accusations, and bitterness all around. It doesn’t seem to matter whether a person was a “winner” or a “loser”. There’s just a lot of bad blood right now, and social media is a very negative place to be.
Anyway, the most important thing is to keep our eyes on Jesus, for it’s only when we look away that we sink under the stormy waves of our worries. I love that story, don’t you? The one where Peter gets all excited about walking on water like Jesus, but then he notices that it’s really actually quite stormy on that little sea, and what was he thinking, anyway, walking on water?! And as he starts to sink under his fears, Jesus reaches out and grabs hold and asks him, “Why did you doubt?”
Why, indeed. I don’t think for a minute that Donald Trump is God’s will for the country. Not everything that happens is God’s will; sometimes, things just happen anyway, and we have to make the best of them, or turn them to good by the power of our tiny faith in a man who could walk on water. We can walk above this as long as we keep our eyes on Jesus.
Next up: I find myself in rather an ironic situation…