…this solid rock I stand.

Posted: November 18, 2010 in Thoughtful thinking.

All other ground is sinking sand, all other ground is sinking sand.

I was thinking of my college classes and the teachers, and students that fill them. I was thinking of how, almost inevitably, I end up on a discussion about the unknown every day that I am present at school. It doesn’t matter what class either. In fact, I find that most of the discussions about the future, and whatever exists in it, takes place in my ENC 1102 class. My writing class.

Brashly put, God frequents our conversations at school whether He is mentioned or not.

He is hardly ever spoken of directly and most certainly not blatantly denied or scorned. However, a clever teacher can find ways of making light of Christianity without ever being blamed for it. The students do not care what they say because they cannot loose their job over it so it has given me the opportunity to observe just what the majority of the people my age are thinking. It blows my mind. Just when I think that I have heard or seen it all, something surpasses my lowest expectations that I had for the world’s mindset.

Why? When did it come to this? Perhaps it was always like this but was only limited to a small group of people who have slowly spread their views. But even “back in the day” Christian morals and values still permeated the society not as an identity to Christianity, but just as common sense. Now, if people are seen doing “good things” such as saving themselves for marriage, going to church, not having a divorce, refraining from swearing, etc, then they are automatically identified as being a Christian. In years past, these things were done because it was the right thing to do, not because you were following God. People who were not saved performed these because of a sense of honor which seems to have dismissed itself from today’s society.

You know what happened? People started searching for something without something to search for. People took God out of the equation and then started to look for Him. So they substitute ideas and theories which work only some of the way. There are always new ideas that form which give life new meaning and help you find a better enlightenment. But they fall short because they are flawed. There are holes and parts which do not make sense or run together.

People look for something they can rely on. We search for something that remains steadfast and trustworthy which we can run to when we doubt. We long to know that there is something that we can hold onto in the storm even though everything else is changing around us. We need an anchor to rest our souls. What is there that can do this other than God? Nothing. What else can we depend on when we have consumed all of our emotional resources in the shallow things of this world? Nothing. The answer is, and always will be, only God.

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