In San Antonio we rely upon gasoline resources coming up from the Huston area, however with Houston being underwater from Hurricane Harvey there is a bit of a panic among most residents here. I’m telling you, I personally have not seen such a rush on gas stations since the 1970’s! As I was out and about in the last few days I was in shock at the cars practically on top of one another, some coming in at all types of strange angles vying to get to the pumps before another person. Really? There is NOT a shortage, just a delay. What are people thinking?!
There are literally fights breaking out, from what I’ve heard, it is a total mess. Stores are still wiped out of regular supplies, which is not necessary whatsoever . . . in other areas, perhaps, but not ours.
What DOES break my heart, however, as I observe all of this ‘rushing to / panicking after’ fuel is this:
(and here begins the waterworks of my own soul, my eyes are filling once more as they have since the first observance of this phenomenon)
THIS FUEL IS SO QUICKLY USED UP!
IT DOES NOT LAST!!! IT IS ONLY TEMPORARY!!!
We, as believers in Jesus Christ have an everlasting fuel . . . an Oil in our lamps that never burns up or vaporizes away into oblivion . . . we have Water from the Well that NEVER runs dry . . . we soak up, we breath in, we read, we meditate upon, we
bask in, we ‘refuel’ (if you will) all the time . . . we invite others. They TOO can partake for themselves. Seems as though they are not interested . . . but here they are today . . . FLOCKING and FIGHTING over a seemingly (concocted / stretched / imagined) shortage or crisis of possibly running low on fuel for their vehicles which will only get them going for another few days or perhaps a week . . . I am simply heartbroken.
What about the very thing that will help get them through their WHOLE lives?! Why don’t they care about that?!
Meanwhile, our church parking lots often (even on days when services are being held) look like this . . . What am I missing here? Can someone enlighten me?
© klh 4-Given Ministries