Sept 17 – Desiderata

When the 2015 Federal Election has been decided, those who did not win, Harper, Mulcair or Trudeau will reflect on what they could have done differently. When the late Prime Minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau, lost his majority in the 1972 election, he said, “no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.” His quote was from Desiderata, a poem-sermon written in 1917 by Max Ehrman of Indiana. who went on to say, “It is a still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy.” The sentimental essay sounds good but it really offers no way to be happy. In contrast, the Word of God, the Bible explains life realistically. It says, in effect, “Mankind is on a path to destruction, but God has done something about it. He gave His Son as a Substitute for us at Calvary. “Christ died for our sins.” Later Jesus said, “ I have come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” Yes, God is in control, and no doubt the universe is unfolding just as He planned.

Pastor Alex Rockwell
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