Greetings to those we are privileged to serve in any way which God has chosen for us to be a part of your life.
As we are spending the first part of our vacation in Las Vegas I realized that much of life is like a vacuum. I know for sure that the casino’s in Vegas are exactly this. The greedy slot machines are in my estimation GIANT VACUUMS THAT CAN TAKE IN A MANS HOUSE, CAR AND THE CLOTHES OFF HIS BACK.
GAMBLING IS NOT THE ONLY VACUUM
However, that is not all there is to this thriving city. Krista lives in the Summerlin area which flourishes with trees and flowers, right in the middle of the desert. She says it this way, “Dad, it is like a little bit of Kentucky here.” She is right and It is not at all what people’s idea of Vegas really is. I watched car wrecks, an elderly lady shopping ruin her day by falling on a curb EMS and FIRE TRUCKS COME WITH SIREN’S SCREAMING TO ATTEND HER. (No, it was not moved from GayNell) and I took it all in. We Walked and did some people Watching which is apparently one of mankind’s past times. I realized as the bio-degradable world around me devoured itself. People, like Impersonal Machines as though they were not aware they were living souls in dying bodies, took one step after another toward an endless eternity. They were like ants on an ant hill trudging through life, with some more energetic than others.
THERE ARE POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE VACUUMS
SOME OF THE NEGATIVE VACUUMS ARE AS FOLLOWS: DOUBT, UNBELIEF, ANXIETY DISTRUST, FEARS ABOUT THE FUTURE, WORRIES ABOUT THE PAST
These all work like vacuums that can suck you in like a whirlpool in a raging river. Have you ever thought about the peer pressure on youth today, in regards to critical theory, the ideology of cancel culture and so much more of what they are having to deal with? We need to be engaged in ceaseless prayer for them. Peer Pressure is a vacuum for sure attempting to erase the past and eradicate hope, while promising a better future. I have spoken with young people lately whom I have great admiration for, in that they are swimming upstream against their own parents who have bought in to today’s heresy. I borrowed a statement years ago, that fits the day in which we live with added drama. “NOTHING IS TRENDIER THAN EDUCATION, YESTERDAY’S HERESY IS TOMORROW’S CREED.”
Tolerance breeds intolerance and it becomes a vacuum for instance, defund the long blue line, and once again we see the impatience of lawlessness. “Where there is no redemptive vision, people perish.”
It is as simple as that my friends. I am aware that UN-FORGIVENESS IS A VACUUM, holding people back from the best God has for them.
Lately, I have spent time with many who I realize have been emotionally drained by grief over the loss of lives one’s. Grief is an enemy of God given peace and must be dealt with as such. As I write this weekly letter I am acting as a friend who is here to lift up hands that hang down. Knowing that death attempted to vacuum and keep Christ in the grave. We know how that all ended, with an empty tomb.
I believe God, is more powerful than any vacuum, We have victory because, “In Him you live and move and have our being.”
I believe in you because I believe what God’s Word says about you.
When you pray will you pray for me for I need your love and your care. And when I pray I will pray for you I will whisper your name in my prayers. We appreciate You and your trust in us.
Cleddie and GayNell