Wednesday, August 12, 2009

We need some relief

Jerry Clower's most famous story went something like this.

Two hunters were hunting for raccoons at night.

One thought he had one treed and went up into the tree after him, but it turned out to be a wildcat. He and the wildcat went round and round. Blood and fur flew, and the hunter begged his friend to “shoot this thing, shoot this thing!”

The friend said, “I can’t shoot; I might hit you.”

The treed hunter’s response was, “Well, shoot up in here amongst us; one of us needs some relief.”

Don't we all feel that way?

Unexplainable wars. Unthinkable evil. Unpardonable corruption. Unfair illness. Unchecked recession. Unanswerable questions. Unthinkable stupidity.

Stop the world. I want to get off.

A wise man once said, "The only problem with life is that is so daily."

And for too many folks in this world, life is so minute by minute. Worrying. Waiting. Watching. Wailing.

For people of faith, we have hope to get us thru. For people without faith, I don't now how they cope.

"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." Hebrews 11:1

Renew our faith, Lord. Strengthen our faith, Lord. Reward our faith, Lord.

Let this be a time that more come to trust in You. Give them faith when they have lost everything else.

Teach us to be patient. Humble. Grateful.

And please, could you schedule a day off for everybody soon?

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