Summer In The City

It’s the season for sun and fun … top down, radio cranked, wind in your face, one-arming the steering wheel, doing your best “Lovin’ Spoonful” to the twangs of “Hot town, summer in the city, back of my neck gettin’ dirty ‘n’ gritty.”  The only cool relief nearby is the chilly waters of the lake.  Slip into your ski.  Grab a John Deere inner tube.  Ahhh, that was “the life.”

King Solomon tells us, “As cold waters for a weary soul, so is a good report from a far country.”  The cold facts are, today we get few good reports from anywhere.

An ancient hymn writer described a desirable mindset:  “He is not afraid of receiving bad news; his faith is strong, and he trusts in the Lord.”  Solomon adds, “You will not be afraid when you go to bed, and you will sleep soundly through the night.”

To sleep soundly tonight, will you rely on Mr. Pillow, a cooling swim, or will you be trusting in the Lord?