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Another Misty Day
It’s another misty day out there. It kind of makes me wonder what the day may bring.
But it can also instill some mystery about the future as well.
We can wonder and surmise. We can question and propose.
Each day starts off with either sunshine or mist. The choice is ours whether the outside causes the inside to be that way or not.
And yet we carry the troubles of yesterday don’t we? We often carry loads and burdens upon our backs not unlike the beasts of burden. But we are not beasts!
We can choose what we will carry and what we will leave behind.
The packages and boxes of yesterday don’t need to be carried today. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.
It’s such a simple statement isn’t it? “Let go and let God.”
But we can and do, “let go,” but soon afterwards, we pick it up again.
We marinate it in deep thoughts of the night. We roll it around, play with it, and drop it somewhere deep inside.
But when we do actually let go, then real freedom begins to flood in. Then the sunshine replaces the mist. Then Hope replaces the uncertainty.
What is Original and Have We Learned From the Past?
Everything we do and say has been passed down to us from before.
When we build a car or make a piece of furniture, there is a blue print, a diagram, and written facts about how to do it.
“That which has been is what will be, that which is done is what will be done, and there is nothing new under the sun. Is there anything of which it may be said, “See, this is new”? It has already been in ancient times before us. There is no remembrance of former things, Nor will there be any remembrance of things that are to come By those who will come after.” Ecclesiastes 1:9-11
And yet man is always building upon the past. It doesn’t take more than a day before another new electronic gadget is now out in the market.
Even when I begin a painting, I’m using the tools of the past. Those same types of brushes and paints have been handed down and labeled, and are ready for the artist to work with.
And yet even so, it is unique; it is individual because each of us is unique. But you still are the only one like you in the world.
But have all the high-powered computers and electronics, given us more wisdom for the days we’re now living in?
Has anything helped us as more and more people and children are being shot and killed?
The answer of course to this question, is NO.
We build and construct, we diagram and we create, but have our creations helped us with our many social woes?
We are told in the book of Daniel,
“But you, Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book until the time of the end; many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase.” Daniel 12:4
Now lately with the ongoing advancement of AI [Artificial Intelligence], I believe that this knowledge will increase and multiply.
To me, it’s kind of a double-edged sword.
There are it seems, many helpful things that AI is already beginning to do, and yet my concern along with many others, is that there must be safeguards put in place for controlling inaccurate information and falsity that could easily become a source of deception for many.
Everything is advancing with technology and certainly many doors are being opened for careers and learning new skills and knowledge. But no matter how advanced we may become, our humanity is not keeping pace.
There is no great Utopia to come, nor is there a Golden Age that is promised us. We are not gods unto ourselves. We have achieved much — but I wonder if we have learned any lessons from the past?
~ Stephen Hanson
Stephen Hanson of In His Truth Ministries came to The LORD is a special way in 1975 and has prophesied regularly since. In these end-time birthing pangs we are reminded that judgment must first begin with the household of God. Will we be prepared and ready?
Stephen is a full-time Artist of original architectural, landscape, portrait, still-life and spiritual oil paintings, available at StephenHansonArtist.com