Awakening a Keen Observer

Sunday, February 26, 2006


I was reading a news article just now about different kinds of things that improve health, or according to some have no benefit. It was interesting in it's finally saying the following.

"My thought is if you give somebody a pill and say this may help you," that might be the spark they need to "get out and do more things, walk more," or get more exercise, all of which can help relieve arthritis pain, said Miksanek, of Benton, Ill.
"Maybe it's a message of hope ... and the brain kind of takes that and runs with it," he said."

Some call this the placebo effect. But they learn this because they were trying to disclaim what others found have helped. And they are trying to prevent folks from wasting money on remedies that might not be scientifically provable.

But isn't that what hope is about... taking the knowledge that before us and with us all the time is the promise of the presence of the One who can change everything. And hope is more that about knowledge. It is about something that has a tangible outcome. Hope has a way of changing things. And I think it does.

In a world that seems bent on stealing hope and replacing it with chaos, we choose hope.
And live into that hope of God's abiding love for us and with us.
.... message of hope.... and we run with it.

God abides
Bobbie Giltz McGarey


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