When the Ordinary Stops Being Ordinary 

When the long darkness of despondency cloaks the earth with sadness and fear, do not give up, pray your heart for God is listening. God and His Son are the same they were 2000 years ago; the are the same today, tomorrow, and forever. God’s Word is eternal and stands firm both in heaven and on earth; we just must listen.

Society has labelled us with unkind names, such as racism, classism, age, sex, or gender identity. As flawed as the Bible has named her, Eve taught us that we must look at who we are and where we come from.

I was raised as a poor white boy in Newark, New Jersey in the 1950s. Society held me down for years. . . until I listened to God, went to college (at night while working) and became a teacher and college professor. I refused to be labelled a failure by those whose only power comes from money. This is a power that is not lasting. As the saying goes, you can’t take it with you. But who you are, who I am is eternal; this is the true power that only God can bestow.

When the ordinary ceases being ordinary, pray your heart; when we know God, we know true trust by renewing our relationship with Jesus.

© Russell Kendall Carter

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