Stray not from the life of prayer. Consider these concerns.
Portrayals. I try not to acknowledge any others gods other than my own Lord and Savior. However, I’m making an exception this week. I learned much about the Egyptian gods during a mission trip to Cairo many years ago. (Camels are very uncomfortable as a means of transportation!) I give honor to a Saturday morning TV show from my youth centered around Isis, the goddess of healing and magic, and protector of women. In this program, a young teacher has secret powers when revealing her magic amulet of Isis and quoting a catchy incantation. As she helped troubled youth, she always imparted a lesson and moral. All good works. The woman who portrayed Isis, Sister Joanna Cameron, passed this week at the age of 70. God bless her part of this children’s ministry. Let us now say responsively, “Oh Zephyr winds that blow on high, left me now so I can fly!” Now, back to the REAL God.
Percentages. Let us reflect on the teachings of our Lord, Jesus Christ. His admonishments include caring for the sick and feeding the hungry. Still, our world suffers from so much hunger. Lord, help us be faithful. I have recently read a stunning statistic that Brother Elon Musk could single-handedly fulfill Christ’s commission for feeding. Only TWO PERCENT of his wealth could wipe out hunger worldwide. Let us do some basic math here. Little Elon has a net worth of $289,000,000,000 (give or take a dollar). Only TWO PERCENT equals just under $6,000,000,000. Our Lord and Savior asks me to tithe TEN PERCENT to my church. I have $128.78 in my checking account. 2% of that is $2.57, yet I’m giving $12.87 in the offering plate on Sunday. Step up, Elon. And lay off the rockets.
Props. I am remembering in prayer those in Hollywood affected by the unfortunate accident on set in New Mexico. An alleged prop gun turned out to be loaded and was discharged in the direction of the crew, causing loss of the life of precious Sister Halyna Hutchins. Brother Alec Baldwin, owner of the finger that pulled the trigger, is left to handle his ensuing grief and pain. Hear our prayer, O Lord. May the spirits of Brother Hexum and Brother Lee receive Sister Halyna’s life into eternity. And let us pray for an errant prop weapon to find its way where it is truly needed. I’ll let you all pray about where that might be so that I don’t have the CIA on my tail.