The Know-It-All

"Live in harmony with each other. Don’t be too proud to enjoy the company of ordinary people. And don’t think you know it all!"  Romans 12:16

I don't know much. 

I've said that before, but perhaps I say it again now more as a reminder to myself than to you.

As I pen these words, my big brother--the one I have written about watching out for me, rescuing me, and being the best all-around big brother a little sister could ever ask for--lays in an ICU bed with COVID.  His heart and kidneys damaged, and on a ventilator to breathe.  I love him, and couldn't be more grateful for the doctors and nurses who tirelessly care for him, giving very difficult updates in the most positive and loving way possible.  

They are my heroes, and I pray God allows my selfish prayers to be answered for my big brother.

This virus hadn't hit so close to home before, so seriously as now . . . and I watch the debate.  It is the debate of know-it-alls.  

On one side we have the anti-vaccine folks and on the other side we have the pro-vaccine folks.  Never in America's history has a shot become such a political controversy.  Each side claims they are 100% right and the other side is 100% wrong.  Each side knows it all, and if you try to tell them differently, rather than listening with love and respect, they will dig their heels in even deeper.

But, each side is fueled by so many lies.

My friend, I am afraid the real truth is probably somewhere in the middle.  I pray we find that middle ground, the ground where followers of Jesus truly love and obey God's truth, believe the Holy Bible and love others--the way  God does.  When WE repent, that's when the change will happen.

"For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known."  1 Corinthians 13:12

I don't know much.

But, I do know that there is one Know-It-All, our Heavenly Father.  May we be humble enough to leave the knowing to Him.

Goodnight, Runners.

"Do all that you can to live in peace with everyone."  Romans 12:18