It was 1976 and Steven Georgiou had gone for a swim in the ocean near Malibu, California. But when he decided to swim to shore he found that the current was too strong for him, and as he continued to struggle he realized that he was going to drown. Exhausted, and with no other option, he shouted: “Oh, God! If you save me I will work for you.” Immediately a wave pushed him towards the beach and he was saved. Continue reading
The story goes that man was both lost and saved in a garden. The first garden was the Garden of Eden where man lost his innocence, the second garden was the Garden Tomb where Jesus was buried and resurrected. Some believe that these “garden stories” are pure fiction, from beginning to end, both the losing and the saving. Strangely enough, it seems that everyone keeps repeating the first garden story whether they believe it or not.
I had taken a vacation from the news for a couple weeks, but I couldn’t help but notice all the discussion in my Facebook feed about immigrants being separated from their children. Everybody seems to have weighed in by now, an executive order has been signed, and in reality most people had made their decisions beforehand. Continue reading