Hello again everyone. This week I have an illustration from Pastor Andrew's sermon on Psalm 2:1-12 entitled "Everything in One Thing". Here is a link to the sermon, which I highly recommend: Psalm 2:1-12
Nations raging, and people plotting in vain. boy, does that sound familiar. The world has been messed up since Adam and Eve. Our current world situation is not new. As I listened to the sermon I thought about applying this to myself. I have to admit it is way too easy for me to focus on the problems we are living though in our family, nation, and world, and to become discouraged. It happens more often than I would like. When that discouragement comes the only way that I have found to fight my way out is to turn my focus back to God. God loves us.
God has a plan for each of us. There will be suffering, but God is there with us, we just need to turn to him. I'm not as eloquent with words as Pastor Andrew, you should liten to the sermon to get the scoop. The big take away for me is that tagline: "The closer you are to the Word the harder the world is to see, and vice versa."
This drawing is pretty rough. Even though school is still out I find my free time is still in short supply. I was pretty happy with the Jesus character, but I didn't get the feet right on Cartoon Ryan. I hope you enjoyed this drawing, may God richly bless you my friend.<\p>