Recently, while thumbing through the pages of a national health magazine looking for advice on recipes and exercise I read something that took me by surprise. The editors of the magazine selected a blog for a section called "Blog we Adore" that made these statements: "Sometimes in life, there's just so much you can do to make things happen. You can make that call, submit that application, try alternative therapies, beg for help and be proactive. But then there's a point… when you need to take a deep breath, throw out your arm and give the project up to the universe. You need to let go and take the leap of faith that the universe will carry you a little further in the right direction."For those of you that might be reading this, may I point you in another direction? First, let me ask you, who is the universe that it can, as the blog suggests "carry us a little further in the right direction"? Is it the sun or the moon? Can the dirt of the earth help us when we have a problem? Can a star assure us of eternal life? Can we seek a tree for advice or cry out to a rock for comfort? Of course not! Why would we choose to seek what has been created (creation) rather than the one that created us (the Creator)? And who is this Creator?
The first chapter of Genesis tells us that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens; He formed man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life. The Lord God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground and made from the rib of Adam a woman. Hebrews 1:1-2 further explains that God appointed Jesus heir of all things and through Him he made the universe. "In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom he made the universe."
Friends, when life gets so tough that we don't know where to turn, the universe cannot help us but the one through whom the universe was created most certainly can. God's Living Word given to us in the bible tells us to cast all of our care upon Jesus for He cares for us. He is a friend that sticks closer than a brother and a very present help in time of need. Why would we ever need to look anywhere else but to Jesus for all of the answers that we need? Now, let's look at that blog the way it should have been worded: "Sometimes in life, there's just so much you can do to make things happen. You can make that call, submit that application, try alternative therapies, beg for help and be proactive. But then there's a point ... when you need to take a deep breath, throw up your arms in praise and give the project up to Jesus. You need to let go and take the leap of faith that Jesus will carry you a little further in the right direction." Now that would be a blog we could adore.