Friday, June 28, 2013

A Helicopter Trip All Around the World

You have unlimited funds so you plan to take a high speed flight everywhere. Maybe leave out the South Polar regions. In fact, leave out where there are no people at all. You decide to take a close look at people and how they are doing.

You even have vision and listening devices you can lower to hear and see the lives of individuals. Off you go, starting with America, Canada, and Mexico. If you did this you would have a view that God has all the time.

I watched a video that took a look at a man and his son living in Cairo. They had a little cart, and an old, starving horse that they urged to speed through the streets making deliveries. They were barely making a living--enough for food, and not enough for the horse, as he was very thin. You could see his ribs.

Their desperate, hurried , lives were followed until their poor horse, their means of living, collapsed and died. You could see how horrible their situation was, and had been.

Rescue? Happy ending? There was none. The last scene was of the little boy grieving over the horse, his eyes brimming with tears.

How many scenes like this one will you see as you take your whole-world trip? A French philosopher once wrote, “Sooner or later, life will break your heart." Such a dismal view!

Some will cry out for a positive viewpoint. “Let’s talk about what’s good about Cairo.” Many things, I am sure, but they will not wipe away the tears of that little boy, and many just like him.

You take your amazing helicopter trip. Starting with the USA, what will you see and hear? Much hurrying. Much commerce. Isn’t this good? But as you listen to individuals, will you see happiness?

I promise not to get into stats, even if I could, but I believe what you would see would not be the happiness you have been told is everyone’s birthright. Monitoring will reveal a high misery index, in economy, in marriages, in health.

Your helicopter sweeps you through Europe, whose crumbling structure shows the feet of the great image in Daniel Chapter 2. People crowd in from Africa for a better life, many from regions of severe drought. But the governments that support them are running out of money.

We haven’t even mentioned South America, a continent that gets almost no mention by the gatekeepers of the press.

You conclude your flight. What will you have seen and heard?

I feel the clumsiness of my analogy, but I have no patience with the positive thinking of people who would tell us that all will be well. Only if the Bible is wrong.

Things will be shown to be hopeless by the end of your trip. People will suffer and weep even more, until God intervenes. But he will intervene.

I have found that many avoid the Bible because it has such a sad and terrible viewpoint. They have not seen the rescue that is coming. They have stopped reading too soon.

For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes. Revelation 7:17

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