Upside down

Diane and I flew back from Houston on Friday from serving with Samaritan’s Purse for a week.  Sometimes it was hard to tell sea from sky.  I could see how pilots could get confused.  I think I remember hearing that is what happened to JFK, Jr that cause him to crash his airplane – that he could not tell which way was up or down.

There is a Scripture that I love from Acts that talks about turning the world upside down.  In Acts 17:6 people are speaking about Paul and Silas and their proclamation of Jesus as King.  Jewish people said, “These who have turned the world upside down have come here too.”  What they did not realize is that Paul and Silas were actually turning an upside down world right side up.  Because the Jewish people were so used to the “upside down”, they saw the upside down as true and right.  Paul and Silas ended up in jail for calling the people to turn to Jesus.

It is not until we read the Bible and understand that our own way only SEEMS right that we can truly know that we need to turn.  Proverbs 12:15 says, “The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to counsel.”  Our rudderless society has strayed and lost any sense of right and wrong.  We are not just living in an upside down world, it seems to be spinning out of control.  And anyone who calls the world to turn is not going to be well received.  They never have.  And I am OK with that.

If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own. However, because you are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of it, the world hates you. ~ John 15:19

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