Thorns among the Barbs

Thoughts on my journey to heaven

Signs of the times

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Perhaps it is just my vantage point in the world, or perhaps not.  The economy has hit our city hard, with layoffs every time you turn around.  I work for the county hospital, “civil service” and never would imagine that the news would hit of another round of layoffs. 

10am – boss calls us to a meeting – coworker is emailing me with just one word “EEEEEEEEEEK”

10:10am – boss reads a prepared statement, and advises us that our area is safe.  But the hospital will loose 193 active jobs, and a total of 400 positions.  So our relief that we are not going to join the ranks of the unemployed quickly turns to sadness wondering who I know that will be laid off. 

10:20am  – the office is very quiet as we each struggle to work through this news in our own way.  I have thanked God for his watchcare in my life, and asked him to open doors for those who are leaving. 

 1:45pm – Realizing how this economic issue is bringing to the front page what was predicted in scripture at the end of the age.  it is indeed a perilous time and so many of those I work with do not have faith to rest upon.  I have asked the Lord afresh to kindle in me the desire to share my hope, encourage them, and hopefully see my coworkers come to know Jesus as I do.

01:47pm Set my background on my computer to a picture of candles, with the words “Pray and let God worry! – M Luther”  as a reminder to me to do that. 

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In these trying times of financial instability, political instability and rampant fear I am asking you Lord to keep my gaze upon you. Set my eyes on eternity, watching my savior, and may I not look around at the chaos about me.  Lord, make my life a living sacrifice, Holy and acceptable to you.  Amen


Written by Barbara Bloom

April 30, 2009 at 12:54 PM

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