May 24 2017 – Click here to listen
There is an old song made famous by the Carpenters with lyrics to the effect of:
“Talkin’ to myself and feelin’ old
Sometimes I’d like to quit
Nothin’ ever seems to fit
Nothin’ to do but frown
Rainy days and Mondays always get me down
Funny, but it seems I always wind up here with you
Nice to know somebody loves me
Funny, but it seems that it’s the only thing to do
Run and find the one who loves me (the one who loves me)”
For the past two days I’ve been in Virginia. It was gray, dreary, and rainy and having been on the road for over a week and a half now, I’m ready to see some sunshine, sleep in my own bed instead of hotel after hotel, and to eat a home cooked meal. I’ve been sneezing like crazy and am afraid I might have picked up some bug on all the planes, but I’m praying it’s just allergies.
I’ve had that song in my head, but hopefully today it will fly away.
Late last night I arrived in Orlando for our meeting today and then this afternoon I drive south for a television show tomorrow and finally home sweet home. It is sunny today and I’m excited about accomplishing something lasting and good for the Lord. I’m meeting with Pastor David Uth with First Baptist Church Orlando and Jad Levi who works with a wonderful organization Alpha. That program has already reached over 100 million for Christ.
My son and his family will be there by the time I get home and then we are going down to the Florida Keys for some fishing and relaxation with my grandkids.
The song seems depressing, but one of the lyrics caught my attention: “Run and find the one who loves me (the one who loves me).” The One who loves me and you is none other than Jesus Christ. This world with all its rainy day bombings and evil can get us down unless we find the One who loves us. He is always sunny and drives the blues away. It is His hope of better things on the horizon that makes this world tolerable, indeed desirable.
If you are in the midst of rainy days, then take heart. Find the One who loves you and allow Him to take you in His arms and love you.
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?