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Crowd vs. Creator

It is God who arms me with strength and keeps my way secure.  2 Samuel 22:33 NIV

Photo courtesy of pixabay.For many years, the Texas Rangers have been known for successfully dealing with criminals.

The Rangers have become the subject of many stories. One of these took place when a mob invaded a West Texas frontier community and terrorized the townspeople. Finally, several town leaders formed a committee and wired the Texas Rangers, appealing for relief. “This is a vicious mob! Send a company of Rangers,” they pleaded.

When the Rangers responded, they sent one man who got off the train and met a shocked committee. The townspeople said, “This is a vicious mob. We asked for a company of Rangers, not one.”

The Ranger shrugged. “Oh, I think one man can handle this. After all, you’ve only got one mob.”

That community faced a serious problem, and often we do too. Although we may not have to deal with a mob, sometimes our problems may seem just as challenging and overwhelming. And like those townspeople, we think that with so many difficulties we’ll need numerous problem solvers. We might not think our problem is a job for a single individual.   

Even with many problems, it only takes one problem solver: God. Since He knows all the aspects and angles of the problem, along with the causes and background, He’s the perfect One to deal with it. He also knows how the difficulty has affected us, and might continue to do so. But best of all, He has the perfect solutions and offers His loving care and support as He guides us along.

As the town needed only one Ranger for their one mob, so you need only one Lord to solve your problems. Turn to Him.

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Anne Adams

Anne Adams is a retired church staffer living in Athens, Texas, where she writes a historical column for the local newspaper. Her book Brittany, Child of Joy, tells about her mentally disabled daughter and was published in 1986 by Broadman. She has taught junior college history and has published in Christian and secular publications for forty years.