I thought of the words from the refrain to the song, "God is great, beer is good and people are crazy" and they seemed to be so appropriate to the things going through my mind. God certainly is great. As our Creator He has the power to do as He wishes and can do so at any time. Yet, even though we abuse the free will that we have by often making bad decisions, He still loves us and wants us to live by His Way. It's just a shame that we don't realize that the consequences of not following His wishes are severe, while the rewards of following Him are wondrous. In the end, however, each of us will find out, for good or bad, just how great and powerful God is.
On a much more human note, beer is really very good, at least for many of us. And while it is an alcoholic beverage, moderate use at a time and in a place that is appropriate is not a bad thing. It can help us relax and it also is recommended by many doctors as a great flusher of kidneys, some even say a great way to avoid kidney stones. And on a hot summer afternoon when I don't have to go anywhere after cutting the grass, a cold beer is awfully appealing, but not one to be abused.
But what about people being crazy? Well, look at what is going on around us and judge for yourself. We have a distinguished thirty-three year retired military officer prosecuted for something that never happened and still a judge wants to try and block the dismissal of the charges. We force citizens to wear masks for work and shopping yet find it unnecessary for looters and rioters. We say we no longer need the police and immediately see violent crime spike by huge numbers soon thereafter. And, above all, we turn our back on all of God's Commandments, claiming we don't need Him while then blaming Him for not coming to our rescue. Yes, indeed, many among us are crazy, but what should we expect if we allow our minds to be poisoned by evil and dogma.
Remember, however, that it is never too late to change our ways and put God first in our lives until we breathe our last breath. God continues to love us and will mold us the way He wants us to be if we turn our lives over to Him. He wants us to be with Him in Paradise when this life is done but it is our individual decision to make. But just think, if all of us made that grand decision, maybe Currington's words could be, "God is great, beer is good, and people are beautiful." Using the title of another song which was popular back in my youth, "Wouldn't it be nice?"