(May 11) Are Things Falling Apart? -- meditation on Colossians 1:17

"And He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together"

The Lord is holding all things together. This is a wonderful promise, but sometimes it seems hard to see. After all, much of what we experience seems to be the result of things falling apart.

The New York Times today wrote a story with the title: Israel and Iran, Newly Emboldened, Exchange Blows in Syria Face-Off. You could see pictures of missiles from Damascus right before your eyes. Reading such a story makes you wonder if things are being held together or falling apart.

A quick scan through headlines of a local news website revealed the following headlines:

-"Oklahoma Detective Works to Solve Hundreds of Cold Case Murders"

-"Elementary School on Lockdown Due to Threat"

-"Hawaii Volcano Could Spew Boulders the Size of Refrigerators"

These are just some of the real-world events of our day. While these are real and serious issues, it is likely these are not the most pressing concerns on your mind. My guess is your own personal headlines are more likely to make you wonder if the Lord is truly holding all things together.

Your personal headlines today may be something like:

-"Will My Parents Divorce?"

-"Will I Ever Find a Job?"