After this many of his disciples turned back and no longer walked with him. So Jesus said to the twelve, “Do you want to go away as well?” Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life, and we have believed, and have come to know, that you are the Holy One of God.” – John 6:66-69
Cranking up Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers to soothe my aching, confused soul has often felt good. For a moment. But it’s been two years since Petty’s death. And the dead greats tend to become mindless background music in Walmart.
I have found poets of our day, and yesters, can well express my earthly pleasures, my sorrows and, yes, at times, my own faulty rage. But in the end their pithy lyrics have no power to keep them or me from the grave. They can’t take away my guilt, and they provide no actual hope.
I have found only One Man who perfectly knows & understands the God of the universe. The mysterious holy God – who is not the author of evil but uses evil to accomplish His purposes.