This morning on my way to church, I heard a song that tells me that I've still got work to do as a pastor. The song was talking about the condition of this fallen world. It was a song that spoke of confusion and despair. The author said that three words - suicide, genocide and homicide come to mind that characterize people of today. Then he said something that's odd, but true in many ways:
"People of God don't even read their Bibles. There's no faith nor trust in the Word. But everybody seems to be quoting Scripture. It's just another word they heard. Pastors leaving pulpits cause they're tired. It's all based on how we feel. Overheard two people speaking the other day. One said that God's not real, but... I'm just one of them ole people who's got to hold on. Sometimes I can't see, but I still believe."
- Mali Music, "I Believe"
As I thought about it, I came to this conclusion. If God was not real, there is no reason for life. But I am thankful that there is more to life than what we see. Like the song writer, there are many things I don't understand, much I can't see... BUT I STILL BELIEVE. Do you?