"Things are not always what they seem" because they
a) are always unseemly
b) always deceive you
c) sometimes deceive you
We make quick judgments about someone or something, to find out later on, it wasn't that way at all. We need to think before we speak or act.
It was a bitter sweet service at church last night. Our Pastor's son brought the message and it was a 'winner'! It was from 1st Samuel 4:1-11. 30,000 men were slaughtered, the ark of the covenant was taken. It all seemed like a negative because they were depending on 'it' rather than God. We don't worship an 'it'; our church building isn't worshiped, it is an 'it'. We don't have 'things' to worship. We have God, and He alone is what we worship.
Also, we recognized the young people going back to or beginning college. We had 6 that would be leaving our congregation. They have had a great impact on the younger group and have led them all summer. They will be missed for sure, and the Pastor's son is one of them.
Jim felt good enough to go to church morning and evening and I am thankful for that. We are due some heavy rain today and tomorrow, so it will be an inside day for me....doing laundry, etc.
Did you ever stop to think,
and forget to start again?
~Winnie the Pooh