Yeah – I’m living in the southwest corner of Sudan, at a junction that leads to the Democratic Republic of Congo 25 miles to the west, to Uganda’s northern border 50 miles to the south, and to the chaotic political, economic, and social mess that is Sudan all points north – and yet, this amazing thing called internet has allowed me to remain remarkably connected!
I’ve been able to follow the recent headlines about the market crashing. Wild, isn’t it?
If the President bails us out, well, he’s saved the world economy for the next little while, but the crash is inevitable. And the crash will come hard. Who can say how quickly it will come? Surely, national leaders or some evil tycoons somewhere are planning and posturing and getting their ducks all in a row for the moment when the machinery of the US’ “free” market system comes crashing down through the many artificial layers of federal assistance. Ah, let them scheme.
This $700 billion bright idea isn’t the government’s first foray into the market. Not at all. When we crash, we will crash hard. Like coming off of caffeine pills… except, while base jumping off of a sky scraper… without a parachute.
So, this evening, I tip back my coffee here in the bush and choose to rest. Yeah, in the natural my financial security is nonexistant (thanks, boomers) – and who knows if I won’t be subsisiting off of the grass in my front yard someday or hiding in trees while the militant-angry-2nd-Ammendment-types take out their frustration on the unassuming public – but I don’t look at the natural much these days. At least, I don’t focus there.
Some trust in chariots (read: account balances, 401ks, insurance policies, government’s bailing prowess- haha); we trust in the name of the LORD, our God.
For sure, gang, this life is going to be a wild ride. This scare is likely just a foretaste of what is to come.
So, where are you rooted? Here in the moveable, shakeable, fragile world? Or in the lasting, sure, eternal Kingdom?
Which reality shapes your days?
We have a hope. And this hope does not disappoint. (Romans 5)