A couple of days ago I watched a short TV interview. I found it through a link someone shared on a social media channel. And the interview was between a couple of guys who were talking about the murder rates in many cities in American. Especially in the “minority” communities. So, naturally, the topic got me thinkin’ about home security.
But probably not the home security you might guess.
Because, even though you might need and want to feel secure in your own home, there’s no real and lasting security. Not anywhere on planet Earth.
Now, before you think I’m just being a Donny Downer, consider this. What’s the death ratio of human beings in the town, city, or state where you live? I’ll take a wild guess and say it’s somewhere around 1:1. In other words, every person born ends up dying. Am I close?
And that means, no matter what income range, no matter what social status, and no matter what worldview you have, one day you WILL be booted out of your home. That spells trouble for most people. Because it means they go through life on Earth concerned about home security. And then, they spend eternity with zero security. I shudder to imagine how that would feel.
Guess what? Nobody has to experience that problem. Nobody.
But sadly, most people would rather face forever with doubt. And that’s just weird to me. Because, like I wrote about in my song, “The House of the Lord,” the secure option is beautifully awesome. It’s what your Creator wants for you. But He doesn’t force His choice on you.
By the way, I talk about that, and lots more, in the words you’ll find in the pages of my Raise the Praise book (which is also a songbook and journal). And when you get it, be sure to look for the super secret link to download all the songs to go with the lyrics. Speaking of links, the link to get the book is below.
He’s my shepherd through thorns and thru clover.
He’s my new wine, and my cup runs over.
As I walk through the shadow of death”
I will sing till my very last breath”