Have faith, and take a break …

  1. you ever feel like 2020 is a carnival ride, and you just want to get off … “Lord … there’s a crazy carny in charge …” … and then the CDC says … “hey, Thanksgiving is bad for you …” along with church … and hugs … and human dignity … all poisonous. This horrible carnival ride …
  2. no rest for the wicked? – is there rest for the righteous …
  3. It’s rational to say: things are tough, scary, we don’t have enough AND we don’t have time to rest … “manna falls” … God says “don’t gather it up” … but hard working people? – they’re gonna can it … but faith says “believe the Lord will still be there tomorrow”.
  4. “But Dan, these are the end times …” – we don’t know this … I don’t know this … what I do know, and I knew this from at least the age of 10 … that ANY DAY can be the last day … and until the last day comes? Which we cannot know? – we should assume any day, on Earth, can be the last day … of this temporal stuff … but our soul is eternal, and our sanctuary has ALWAYS been Jesus.
  5. So, I’m not telling you to be lazy … I think sometimes I’m a bit lazy … sloth is a sin. But I am saying this: it’s ok to sit down … it’s ok to sleep … it’s ok to ask for help … it’s ok to BE THE HELP …
  6. SOME OF YOU, WITHOUT KNOWING IT … are the miracle that allows another brother or sister in God to rest … and some of us need that miracle, at times.
  7. We are the church, and we provide shelter and sanctuary for each other … in the flesh AND the Spirit.
  8. Our faith is our foundation, and Jesus is our sanctuary. Faith that God will be there for us, in our times of need … tomorrow … in the future … is a powerful faith.