I once heard a comedian express the following commentary about psychic hotlines: "If these psychics are so good then why do they have to ask what your credit card number is? Shouldn't they just know?" It's strange what some people don't question in this world.
In the wake of the September 11 attack on America, there has been a whole lot of questioning and finger pointing going on. The FBI, CIA, immigration department, airport security, past governments, present governments, and even foreign governments have all been targets of blame for not preventing the horrific events of that day. However no one that I know of has stopped to ask why North America's vast network of self proclaimed psychics, gurus, tarot card readers and new age mediums didn't tip everyone off about the coming terror. After all, isn't knowing that if you go to work you will die much more important than knowing if the guy or girl in the accounting department likes you or not?
At this point I suppose one could turn the tables on me and ask, "Well then Davis, where was your God?" If they asked that, I would have to reply, "In Bethlehem about 2000 years ago." Yes, if they asked that, I would tell them about how God went to the Middle East as a man to defeat the greatest terrorist of all time - the Devil. I would tell them how the birth of Christ in Bethlehem began a 32-year campaign to make it possible for the hearts of mankind to be free from the terror of the bondage of sin. I would explain to them that Jesus, having died and thus winning the decisive battle of that campaign, is alive today and ready to receive all who will call on Him. If they asked that, I would point out that ultimately, when it comes down to it, Christmas is hard evidence that God has not abandoned the world.
Unfortunately though, without questioning the obvious, many can't see that because it's just not in the cards.
Pastor Tim Davis, Copyright 2004
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