Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Housing crisis

It's a topsy-turvy world.

I transported a game of Monopoly in the boot of my car yesterday.  It was not a huge job I admit but I still had problems with it.

The game, or the car, jiggled on the journey and so did the contents of the game. So much so in fact that when I opened the boot to get it out I was confronted with display of miniature carnage.

There where houses and hotels everywhere, strewn about like they had suffered the worst tornado Kansas had seen but with Oz nowhere in sight.  There were chance cards everywhere, top hats tossed about, even a dog clinging on the the side of the board like it was holding on to it's very existence.  It was all very distressing.

It all looked ridiculous and yet somehow very real indeed.  The houses that are real, that we live in, are really no more reliable than Monopoly houses, they cannot be trusted to hold our money or protect our future, the phrase 'safe as houses' no longer applies.  Repossesion rates have gone through the roof, homes are getting 'broken' all the time and sadly as in the case for New Zealand today, even the physical protection of a house cannot be relied on.

So if we can't trust property for our security and if even our families can be destroyed, if all money is Monopoly money and chance cannot be trusted, who do we cling to in the days of trouble?  There is only one who is the beginning and the end, only one who can claim stedfastness and control.  Turn to God, hold tightly to Him in the good times and bad and he will not release His grip on you.

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
Hebrews 13:8

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