Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Winds of change


This sign caught my attention. It heralds opportunity for some corporate entity looking to expand its operations. And only a quarter mile west, no less. Except a quarter mile west stood the old barn and silo and the symbolism of an old way of life existing on borrowed time. Three weeks after I took this picture, the barn disappeared.

Change marches on. The agrarian economy gives way to the industrial economy which gives way to the service economy which yields to the information economy.

Some people see the change coming and adjust. Others hang on to the old way of doing things a little too long and before you know it, Willie Nelson has to pull together an annual concert to try to save some farms. I expect someone like Bruce Springsteen or Bob Seger will eventually headline “Labor Aid” concerts for the unions that are riding companies like GM and United Airlines to the bottom of the ocean.

Christians are warned not to go after the things of the world. For one thing, they’re too elusive and take the focus off of following the example of Jesus. For another, once you get attached, the tendency is to hang on too long .

Don't be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind so that you may be able to determine what God's will is - what is proper, pleasing, and perfect. Romans 12:2

Anti-itch Meditation picks up on this theme. There's lots of other good stuff this blog, too.

Click on photo to enlarge. Copyright 2005 James Jordan Posted by Hello

Today 701,528th; tomorrow 701,527th!
I know that pride goes before a fall, but I just took a look at my blog’s ranking at Technorati. Points of Light ranks number 701,528 in the blogosphere. Hey, out of 11.9 million blogs, POL beats out 94% of everybody else. I really am a statistic.

1 comment:

thebossman said...

Yeah, there are way too many people thinking only about themselves, instead about adjusting to the times. I believe the fat years are over and we will have some pretty meager ones ahead of us.