When I saw this spectacle, I reached for my camera, while instantly, these words of scripture came to mind:
“Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God.” Psalm 20:7
As necessary and welcome as they are, neither government armed forces, or peace officers, or civilian guards, or tightly barred windows or triple-locked doors will guarantee our safety. We cannot trust in chariots or horses or people; our ultimate trust can be only in God.
As I worked on this post, I came across this telling story where someone is so desperate to trust in something–or somebody–that they pay $1500.00 for a chunk of driveway that has an oily semblance of the face of Jesus.
FOREST, Va. – A smudge of driveway sealant resembling the face of Jesus Christ has fetched more than $1,500 in an online auction.
The family that found the image on its garage floor sold it for $1,525.69 on eBay Wednesday, more than a week after the slab of concrete was put on sale.
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No, we must not trust in this world; not in police forces, whose cars will break apart and rust into the earth, not in tawdry icons, not in wealth, for such value is temporal and unpredictable, and in the end, is left behind. Ever heard the mocking reminder? “One never sees a hearse with a UHaul behind it.” We cannot trust in man, for no matter how well-intentioned, each is core-sinful, and decidedly lacking in power and endurance. To dust, each will return.
No, certainly not in chariots–rather, only in Jesus Christ the LORD will I place my trust.
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