I get up very early, I mean REALLY early. It is not unusual for me to be up and about by 1:30am. When I turned on the computer this morning and went to check my Facebook page, usually one of the last things I look at, I saw a banner proclaiming that if you get up early (I think that they were referring to Monday morning), you can see Venus and Jupiter passing each other! And, of course, the crazies start crawling out of the woodwork.
For thousands of years, mankind has looked for signs and portents in the skies. It continues to this day. How many millions of people read or check their horoscopes daily? Now, think about it, a single horoscope in a newspaper or on a website that is viewed by several thousand or hundred thousand people and it is supposed to apply to each one individually in some way?
I believe in miracles and prophecy because those are God-given. The only instance that I can find in the Bible that refers to consulting the stars in a positive way is when the wise men see Jesus’ star rising. I have trouble believing that God would be in the habit of somehow hiding His truth or wisdom in those little points of light hanging in the blackness of space.
This isn’t to say that I am immune to some of the foolishness. I learned my ‘birth sign’ at an early age. I even dabbled in horoscopes before I became a Christian. There is an entire structured pseudoscience constructed for horoscopes (pseudo, for those of you who don’t know, means ‘false’), using complicated formulas and ephemeris’. It all lends an air of reality to it and it’s all bunk. It falls into the same category as tea leaves and phrenology (reading the bumps on your head.) If you want to know your future, I can tell you with 100% certainty what it will be.
Que the spooky and dramatic music, please. I am placing my hand upon my forehead as I close my eyes. The darkness is clearing, the mist is parting…your future will be…it will be…
…whatever you make of it.
Live your life for God and it will be a good and Godly future. Live your life for yourself and it will be mostly a selfish future filled with doubts. Humanists want you to believe that you can be just as good a person as someone who is Godly. That’s because even Godly people fall and sin. The truth is, the humanists, the atheists, live in doubt and hate. They hate the idea that there are those of us who believe in something greater than ourselves. That hate, as almost all hate is, is born of fear. What exactly do YOU think they are afraid of?
I hope that you are all having a great weekend. It’s nice to be home.