No matter that the pictures from space "prove" the Earth is round, I'm here to report that I personally have fallen off the edge of the world.
Pythagoras dared postulate that Earth is a sphere about the sixth century BC. Back and forth everyone argued for a while. Pope Sylvester II even studied the matter. But it wasn't until Magellan circumnavigated Earth in 1519 that the world was finally convinced and the flat Earth and disk Earth people were left looking for work.
Still. I have fallen off the edge of Earth and you can testify to this fact. A rudimentary search in your Inbox will reveal that the last time you heard from me was in May. Why? Because I fell of the edge of the Earth. If that doesn't prove my point, I don't know what will.
I apologize for being missing in action for three weeks. Life has been contentious. I told Dianne the other day, I feel like I get up each day with the most serious of intention only to find I'm destined to a day of "Whack a Mole."
You know about contending in this life. It is what it is. Jesus said it would be this way, even though "Whack a Mole" hadn't been invented yet. Had it been, I'm betting He would have referenced it.
And with that thought, there are two things on my mind: First, the fact that we are doing "Whack a Mole," and falling off the edge of the Earth, and contending against the grit of life--and that all of us are in the same place--let's us know that this is not alarming to God.
Second: If all that we face is not what we are supposed to face, our heavenly Father would intervene. The fact that He generally doesn't let's us know that we are where we are supposed to be and that our Father in heaven is where He promised us He would be: inside us. When Jesus spoke of difficulties in this world, He finished His thought by saying, "But take heart. I have overcome the world" (John 16:33).
Before I let you go, it is unrealistic for me to believe I can write to you regularly over the next month to six weeks. I'll write, but I won't do so on the schedule you are accustomed to.
Take care, and more from my heart to yours soon. In the meantime, stay away from the edge.