If there’s one thing I have surmised over the years, it’s that the world is chock-full of false fronts.
Surreptitious happenings behind the scenes.
It’s a practice as old as a slithering snake deceiving Eve.
Only now, it’s found a whole new venue, often splashed across the various screens of our various devices.
It’s what tweaks the phrases, alters the photographs, teases the heart with carefully calculated angst, plies the mind with double and triple speak.
It twists the truth up into pretzels worthy of cheese dip at the mall. 😏
It even jangles through the dinner hour on our phones with robo-calls trying their darndest to convince us we’ve earned a free trip to the Carribean if only we will stay on the line ( And shell out lots of personal info and possibly a “minor” fee, naturally. 🙄).
And, along those lines, let’s not get into the vast piles of info raked in from us by the social media empire…😮
These sort of ramshackle happenings even apparently infiltrate happy little restaurant games-to the extent there’s now a three-part documentary outlining why no one we know ever won more than free fries from the Monopoly tabs. 😏
Makes it tough to know who and what to trust in this world!
Now, despite all that spiel, though, I am not what you’d call a hard-core conspiracy theorist.
That level of sniffing out the nefarious takes up more time and energy than I’m able or willing to sacrifice.
It can also lead a person down more than a few rabbit trails!
But, this I will say. Though the devil may try his best to fool us, there is One who has a firm grip on reality.
The real reality.
In fact, He is the maker of it.
And never will He ever pull even a scrap of wool over our eyes.
For His word is truth itself.
And where there is God’s perfect truth, there is the ability to trust.
A rather refreshing thing to realize in an all-too-often fake world! ☺
May we ever rely upon His truth to guide us through these times of deception. Blessings and prayers to you, friends! Thanks for reading!