Reading: 1 Kings 18:21
Elijah went before the people and said, “How long will you waver between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow him; but if Baal is God, follow him.” But the people said nothing.
The wedding was planned to perfection. The music and photographer were chosen months in advance.
The honeymoon was extravagant. The grand event was a grand success.
The wedding lasted an hour – the marriage lasted a year. Hindsight revealed fatal flaws and everyone said, “How sad.” It was soon forgotten; just another pothole in the fast lane of American culture. They chose what they wanted only to find that they didn’t want what they had chosen. The solution was obtained with the help of a lawyer and the stroke of a gavel: game over – choose again! The blessings of living in a multiple-choice culture are obvious; the curses less so. With the ever-changing winds of choice, there is always the promise of something new, and rarely a thought for something lost. The virtues of commitment, honor, and persistence are long gone … gone with the winds. Rather than submitting to disciplines and enduring hardship, many just walk away; away from a church, a family, a promise.
We live in a culture that cannot make up its mind. Surrounded by a million broken vows, the Christian stands to remind the world that there are some choices we make only once … and forever.