This week, I returned from a vacation in Hawaii. The weather was great, and the time I spent with my family will be remembered forever.
The nice thing about being on vacation is that you detach. You forget about your job and reality for a short while. We know the time will goes quickly and we will be back in the real world before we know it, but the getaway and memories can be priceless.
This morning, in reading the news, one thought occurred to me: I hope God is on vacation.
I hope God is on vacation because if He/She is not, then I fear we are in trouble. In reading the news this morning, there seems to be enough bad going on that if I were Him/Her, I might think it's time to order up another ark, and start the rain.
Just a small sampling:
Over 250 killed and many more injured in car bombs following Ramadan services in Iraq in the last month: man accused of burning girlfriend's infant son; teens in California convicted of high school gang rape; Colombian rebels hold ex-soldier hostage; man in Texas found buried in yard, wife arrested: nun in NY convicted of stealing $130k from church for gambling addiction; parents arrested for allowing 2 year olds to wander at will, resulting in drowning death of one; teens in Ohio beat elderly man because they were bored.
For the sake of humankind and all living life forms, I hope God is on vacation---surfing in Hawaii, fishing in Alaska, sightseeing in Europe, eating sushi in Japan, or having a hot dog and a beer at a baseball game anywhere, I hope He/She is getting some well-deserved rest, detached from the news and enjoying a few days off, because upon return, He/She is NOT going to be happy.
After reading the news this morning, it dawns on me that i need to do some preparation, and as such, my plans are set: I am going to Home Depot to buy some wood.
Let me think, how many cubits do I need....?