Land of Make-Believe

Watching the news right now is truly a nightmare during the daytime. It all seems so real – I mean watching my life savings decline in big jumps. Almost a third of it is gone at this writing. The fear seems so real, I can almost touch it.

“We’re living in a land of make-believe
And trying not to let it show.
Maybe in that land of make-believe,
Heartaches can turn into joy.

We’re breathing in the smoke of high and low,
We’re taking up a lot of room.
Somewhere in the dark and silent night,
Our prayer will be heard, make it soon”

I can remember the stock market highs not too long ago.  Now I am seeing the lows and I am not the only one praying for a change in this situation.  Not just any change, as continued downward would be change, too.  Worse is also change.

We are looking for a messiah, a savior.  But I also remember the words of Jesus that looking for safety in an insane world is itself insane. At this writing, we are one month away from electing a new president.  Who is it that will bring us peace and prosperity?  That is my prayer…

“So fly little bird,
Up into the clear blue sky
And carry the word
Love’s the only reason why. Ooh,ooh
Open all the shutters on your windows.
Unlock all the locks upon your doors.
Brush away the cobwebs from your day-dreams.
No secrets come between us anymore
Oh, say it’s true
Only love can see you through
You know what love can do to you.”
“The Land of Make-Believe” by the Moody Blues

As I listen I am reminded that in a nightmare and when making choices, nothing is as it seems, except Love.  Yes, I know what Love can do.  but, in a world ruled by lack, by separateness, by greed, by jealousy it is easy to see the lack of sanity in everything in this physical world.  Where is Love when you need it?  The music of the Troggs came to mind.. (Troggs?)

“I feel it in my fingers,
I feel it in my toes.
Love is all around me
And so the feeling grows
It is written on the wind,
It’s everywhere I go”

There is nowhere where Love is not, including my dream of the stock market, my dream of who is heading this country… or even who is winning the football game! It’s as if the Holy Spirit is whispering in my ear…

“You know I love you, I always will.
My mind’s made up by the way that I feel.

There’s no beginning, there’ll be no end,
Cause on my love you can depend.”
“Love is All Around Me” by the Troggs

Thank you for reminding me that all I really need to do is, as Jesus said, is nothing.  After all, we all are part of God and God is Love. We are Love.  And that is something we can depend on, no matter what appears to be going on in the outside world!

The songs that The Holy Spirit used to speak to me are: “The Land of Make-Believe” by the Moody Blues and “Love Is All Around” by the Troggs. You can purchase your own copy, as I did, from iTunes or your favorite paid website.

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