I meditate on your precepts and consider your ways. -Psalms 119:15 (NIV)

At the time of this writing (November 2015), there’s a dwindling furor over a Starbucks Christmas cup. The redesigned cup was minimally designed, removing various decorations, like snowflakes. A movement began among some Christians that Starbucks was attacking Jesus.

Soon after, terrorist attacks took place in Paris, taking the lives of over one hundred innocent people. This was a coordinated attack, killing victims in six different locations throughout the capital.

While I would argue that the cup controversy was a nonissue (as one statement said, it’s our job as Christians to show God’s love, and not Starbucks’), the terrorist attacks most certainly merit serious prayer and love.

The most important things that come to mind for this agent is that:

  • We live as embedded agents in a dark world of those who hate us, who are children of the light. It is a given that we walk in the midst of hate, idolatry, and dark things that do not glorify the Lord.
  • What we can do is not to lose sight of the Lord when we look at trivial and serious matters that happen in this world.

No matter what happens around us, staying focused on Him gives us an anchor for our souls while the rest of the world is in turmoil.