Instead we landed in Kansas in the 1960s. An era that included Viet Nam, the Beatles, and Selma. An era of great losses: JFK, Dr. King, RFK, Eleanor Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, Douglas MacArthur, Helen Keller. In an era of great achievements, like men walking on the moon.
The world was spinning faster and faster. We were in a scary time and place. Media jockeyed for coverage of Kent State and Woodstock, protest marches and peace, love and brotherhood. And in the midst of the chaos, Jesus freaks.
What? Young people looking for ways to make their world make sense, or make it better, or escape it. And some discovered a Savior.
Have you ever felt like a fish out of water? Landing in a place, an environment, that perhaps seemed foreign and overwhelming? In the middle of chaos did you find a Savior, or find new peace in His Presence?
19 If you belonged to the world, the world would love you as it loves its own people. But I have chosen you to be different from those in the world. So you don’t belong to the world, and that is why the world hates you.