In Chaos and Darkness Dad?

It’s been quiet on the blogging front for a while now. It has been a busy past couple of months. Finishing up designs a the end of the last year, using vacation time instead of loosing it, getting Covid at Christmas and not remembering some of that, dealing with double phenomena and other “wonderful” lingering issues
afterwards, and passing on the role of Jesus in our Easter Play at church. Life can be chaotic at times, but the good thing is that we don’t have to live in the chaos. Let me explain.

You see we live in a world of darkness and chaos. Jesus even said in John 17 that those who have been given to Him are not of this world. If you are saved, you are not of this world, yet this is where you live. We live in darkness, but we are called to be a light. Over the past months some of what was happening was putting out my light, darkness was covering me, but God, (I love when I see that in the Bible) in His infinite knowledge knows all things that are happening. He knows why, when, how, where, and to whom all things are taking place. At times things will get dark; when it does how bright is your light?

Trivia Fact : Did you know that the human eye can see a match burning at a distance of 1.6 miles (8,440 ft)!

Secondly, we live in chaos. There are things going on around us all the time! News flashes, text, disasters being broadcast, breaking news, and phones that we can not escape! If you noticed over the past two years, just as we “escaped” one calamity, another one appeared to take the place. Yet with all of this stuff going on, we are comforted by Pauls words to the church of Corinth :
1 Corinthians 15:58 (CSB) Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, be steadfast, immovable, always excelling in the Lord’s work, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.

We, the redeemed, have the ability to know that in the darkness and in the chaos, that the work we do for God is not in vain.  So let your little light shine!  Dad’s, bring your family together and help stoke the flames in your family!  Be the leader, the example, that prayer warrior that your wife and kids need.  It may be tough at times, and you may want to quit and give up.  But from one dad to another – DON’T GIVE UP!  Fight for all you are worth.  If that is not enough, fight for all your family is worth!  Know you are being prayed for by at least one other dad out there in the darkness and chaos.  Who knows, one day we may meet up and brighten each others day.

 

Till next time…

I’m just a husband of a homeschooling mom.

Steve Blackston

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