Tuesday, November 22, 2011

It's getting ugly out there ...

Behind the curtain was a little old man, pulling and pushing levers to make the myth appear true.

That's how it was in "The Wizard of Oz," a classic movie many of us saw in our youngest years.

People across the world today are looking for some "Great Oz" to resolve their problems because the world today is riddled with them.

Societies have indulged to such a degree that whole nations are on the verge of bankruptcy.

Political leaders are showing their complete lack of leadership and backbone by spending their nations into ruin.

Many people are looking to their government to provide them with bail outs from their own bad choices while others want to be provided for.

Even the church has been in decline for a long time. It has compromised its message and turned it's heart to culture, art, branding, and social interests.

The world is suffering from a long run with falsehood and is in desperate need of the Truth!

But the Truth the world needs is Jesus Christ:

"Jesus said to him, 'I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me'," John 14:6.

The Apostle Paul supported Jesus' words in 1 Corinthians 3:11:

"For no man can lay a foundation other than the one which is laid, which is Jesus Christ."

The answer for the woes of the world cannot be found in politics or political leaders, in social emphases, art, dead churches, philosophy, or the "Oz," but in Jesus Christ alone!

So who is willing to take the message of Christ to the world? Or across the street to a neighbor?

Who is willing to say:

"Then I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, 'Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?' Then I said, 'Here am I. Send me!'" (Isaiah 6:8).