About 5 years ago my dad asked,
D: “Kid, do you think I will go to heaven?”
‘Why do you think you will go to heaven?’
D: “Imma good man. I mow my lawn. I walk my dog.”
(Holding back a laugh I said) ‘You make it too complicated.’
‘Jesus died for you on a cross so that you could go to heaven. What is left to do? What can your works add to this?’
As I sit here on this pensive morning, I cannot help but recall our conversation. Is faith really that simple? Could life be just as simple?
Reading today’s “Streams in the Desert” only served to intensify that curiosity:
Lord, you know the beginning and the end. Heal this world of this virus. Let a vaccine be found. Provide care for the children who are hungry and in need. Lift up and care for the many who lost their jobs and will lose their jobs. Calm fears. Heal sickness. Bring the wanderers back to You. Give the healthy Your heart, to be Your hands and feet and go to those in need. Boost the economy. Let Your will be done. Amen.