Hey McFly, where is my hoverboard?Written by Rev._Smith on Dec 02, 2009 in Pastor's Blog - No Comments
Can you believe that 2010 is just around the corner? I can’t. It causes me to pause and wonder where are the flying cars powered by bio-degradable waste? Where is the settlement on Mars. Most importantly where is my hoverboard that Marty McFly rode in Back to the Future II. There are rumors that the self locking shoes he wore will be sold next year ( www.sneakerhunt.com/nike-air-mcfly-to-be-released )but where is that hoverboard? An April 2007 article in Popular Mechanics showed us that all the advances that were getting close, but the science to do an exact replica is not around yet ( http://www.popularmechanics.com/blogs/technology_news/4215680.html).So the dream lives on, but is not here yet.
Every time Christmas rolls around we sing carols and a variety of songs about “peace on earth” and “good will toward” humankind. Now matter how hard we work at diplomacy and eradicating weapons there continues to be wars, rumors of wars, and in general people destroying people. So what is it going to take to have the words that we sing match our every day life experience? How are we going to bring about peace?
We can start with ourselves, we can give to organizations that provide relief and job training for impoverished areas of the world, we volunteer to do work for those beaten down by their current situation, we can march for the rights of those who do not have, but in the end will it be enough?
Peace on Earth. A time without pain. All that I have left to offer is all that this world has ever had to lean on and it is crying out to God. Now, please understand that I strongly advocate action on behalf of others, but we can not do so in a way that dismisses or rejects the importance of crying out to God who is ultimately the final say and only one who can truly bring about global peace.
This is the hope of Christmas. God breaking through darkness to offer all the world freedom from religion with the birth of God’s Son. “Here is my Son. Listen, I love you, I set you free from the weight around your neck, He is here for you.” This is something we do not have to wait for, because it has already arrived.