Upon rolling out of bed, many Americans turn to the weather channel to help answer the question, “what should I wear today?” After a relaxing bath or shower, breakfast is on your mind before you hustle out the door. Perhaps, you’ll have a few minutes to reply to emails, catch up on Facebook or text a friend. Nonetheless, a morning without God often leads to days, weeks or months alone and on your own.
C.S. Lewis illustrates this truth in Mere Christianity through a chapter entitled “We Have Cause to Be Uneasy.” Essentially, the longer you go off course, Matthew 7:13-14, without making the Lord a priority, the harder it is to return. Robert Frost’s poem “The Road Less Traveled,” symbolizes the fork in the road of life. While those living without God chose instant gratification, pleasure and sinful delights; those who take the other path are ridiculed, scrutinized and rejected by social media. Despite the initial pain, a guiding light leads the way, Galatians 5:25, greater than the Force in Star Wars.
Today, it doesn’t take a brain surgeon to realize living without God has become a societal trend. If you listen to the words of an average conversations, absorb the lyrics of blaring music passing by or see the lack of joy in people’s faces, God is no where to be found. Its no wonder that desperate souls keep looking for love in all the wrong places, void of progress and peace. I’m not sure what people are waiting for, yet God has his perfect timing, Ecclesiastes 3. In these last days, may prodigal sons and daughters come home soon before its too late to return to the living God.
by Jay Mankus