In Touch August 27, 2011

An Incurable Optimist (Plans for Tomorrow)

Earthquakes and hurricanes–it sounds like the second coming.  We shall see, but tomorrow we are planning for church.  Last week with our painters I was accused of being an “incurable optimist,” so I believe that Irene will not be the end of the world as we know it.  However, as I proclaimed last week, we should be biblical realists–those who recognize the tribulation in the world, but look with hope at God’s ultimate plans.  So for tomorrow we will obey the civil authorities and if they tell us not to go out we will stay in.  Short of that command, each person should decide what is safe and reasonable to do.  We do not want to put anyone in danger. (more…)