Good Tuesday morning! Demotions can be tough on a guy. Remember when Thor was a god, but then maybe just a demi-god? You may not remember that he got demoted to just a mere superhero after that. Later on he would have to join the Justice League because he used a tool in his work, and all tool-wielding superheroes had to be part of a union. Most of us never made it up to that lofty superhero status. We had to read the comic books and dream of what it might be like to fly with a big hammer. At that age, most of us wondered what it would be like to just pick up a hammer that large. Later in life, we can more easily relate to Thor's cousin from back east, Tsor. After a good Saturday move, I can feel a certain tsor-ness in my joints and muscles. That is about as close as I can come to superhero status. If the move is especially tough, I might even sound like Tsor's noisy nephews from that other side of the family no one likes to talk about, Kryin and Waylin. Most folks don't get along too well with Kryin and Waylin, I hear that Thor once threatened to shut them up with his hammer. This is not too different from the exasperated parent who states forcefully, "If you don't stop that cryin', I'll give you something to cry about!" Perhaps ol' Thor got demoted further.
In all the times I have cried out to God, I don't remember even once being threatened with something to cry about. Jesus even sent the Comforter to us. Life here is tough and for most of us it gets tougher as we get older. For a select few it gets easier, but we tend to say a few nice things about them and then plant 'em in the ground. We like to hear that others have it tough as they age too. Hearing the dearly departed go on about how nice things are on the 75th green of Heaven's Sandy Shoals gets a little old when a person still has to go to work on a Monday morning. Sometimes we wish God said more about Heaven in His Word, but maybe that wouldn't be so good as long as we are still suffering here on Earth. Too much going on about the joys of Heaven might cause a rise in folks trying to take the easy way out of this life. Too many of us might decide to just stay in bed until Jesus returns for us if we know too much about Heaven. It seems counter to what we think we know, but God may have been merciful in not telling us too much too soon.
By the way, if you join us for our Saturday (or any other day for that matter) moves, you may be closer to superhero status than you know. Moving a household is work, but very rewarding too. We have places for those who cannot lift and carry too. Don't be afraid to come for the next one!In Christ,