Randy's Reflections
August 12, 2017, 4:49 PM

Summer Words


Is there truly nothing new under the sun? It seems like for decades our country has been dealing with a lot of the same problems. Crime, natural disasters, lack of funding for educational endeavors, and infrastructure in communities. So it is with our natural tendencies. We are a selfish, stubborn, prideful people. Almost sounds like sin. So why would we be surprised that we need a savior, not just once, but over and over again. The wonderful thing is that God is a God of second and third and fourth etc., chances. We can come to God and ask to again be forgiven and again to be granted the opportunity to start over again. Let us try again, but let us also never forget our God is in the business of renewal, and some day we will be brand new with no need to ask again to be renewed. I look forward to that day.

Lord, help us to continue to strive to be the person you have called us to be. Even though we know that for every time we succeed there is another area where we will keep failing. Help us never to give up hope that we will experience a day when won’t need to be renewed again. In the meantime let us never stop asking, nor trying, to do the right thing and be the right person who brings glory to your name, in all that we do and all that we say. Amen.