Today is Tuesday (right?)

Just saying “Hi” real fast so you know I’m still alive. :P

As for being on the computer, I’ve been trying to cut it down, and having a good book to read really helps. I love my Kindle—right now I’m reading The Count of Monte Cristo. What an engrossing classic! Alexander Dumont (DuMont?) is really a master. If you haven’t read it, I’d highly recommend it.

School is most certainly keeping me busy as well. I’ve finally finished Geometry and American Government and am now embarked on Chemistry, Consumer Math, and Economics. For those of you who are interested, I’m doing Apologia science and the BJU curriculum for math and Economics (I also used their government course).

I’d love to write some more, and will try to later, but I have to run and eat breakfast now. :) Have a wonderful day!

Thoughts on a Friday Morning

In my Bible reading, I read Deuteronomy 16 this morning. I especially noticed verses 21-22, which talk about idols. That got me thinking.

In today’s society, which is filled with atheists, agnostics, don’t-cares, and leave-me-alones, we don’t really have that many tangible idols. We talk mostly in metaphors, i.e., “the idol of sports,” or “the idol of the media.”  But we don’t have altars and poles and pillars laying around.

Or do we?

At a certain little Asian store which we visit to purchase tea and rice, I’ve consistently noticed a small shrine in the corner of the store. It’s a little gold idol. A bowl of fruit lays in front of it—fruit that these people paid good money for to lay in front of a lump of deaf, dumb, dead metal that can’t do anything for them. Incense sticks are crammed in a little vase, mute reminders of blind (oh, so very blind!) devotion.

That idol makes me so sad. These people are in bondage to it, thinking that it, a created being, can satisfy that God-shaped craving for love and acceptance inside. They’re blind.

But why are they blind? Perhaps some of them rejected the Truth, the offense of Christ being too great (though how such a wonderful Person could offend is beyond me).  But others are blind from not having been told. That is what breaks my heart.  We take so much for granted—including our faith! And those people have probably never heard of a Man called Christ.

I think I’ll bring some tracts next time we run out of tea.