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Mike’s World View

Coffee with Mike airs every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday on KREJ and KSNS at 8:30 AM and re-airs on KREJ at 5 PM. Station manager Mike Henry shares Scripture, community birthdays, announcements, trivia, and station news, and discusses current events. He regularly writes a column “Mike’s World View” for The Gyp Hill Premiere; these are the most recent articles. Comments are welcome; please email us using our contact us form.

4-13-20 Easter

The beauty of the incarnate Christ is that we get to see God up close and personal. What is God, our Creator, really like? The question is answered and mystery revealed in the Holy Person and work of Jesus Christ.

Philip said to Jesus in John 14:8, “Lord, show us the Father.” Jesus answered in verse 9, “He who hath seen Me hath seen the Father.” In other words, you’re looking at Him. All we need to do is read the Gospels and put ourselves in the place of the people Jesus interacted with. They had the same questions, doubts, and fears as we. Jesus, full of grace and truth, dealt with each one individually and personally. Some of his sayings were hard, depending upon the individual, but always motivated by love, as the cross so wonderfully and powerfully demonstrated. He’s amazing!

We won’t be able to meet together (corporately) this Easter Sunday because of the Corona virus pandemic, but that won’t stop our worship. Jesus said in Matt. 18:20, “Where two or three are gathered together in my name, I am there in the midst of them.” And in John 4:23, “The hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth.” We can still do that. There will probably be more Easter Sunday services this year than at any time in history.

Finally, what would Jesus do in this current pandemic? Well, I think we all know that He would be out there ministering to the spiritual and physical needs of others. That’s exactly what our essential personnel are courageously doing. Let’s do our part by practicing the approved guidelines, and get through this together.

Let’s sanitize not just our hands but our minds and hearts also, and maintain a proper distance from sin.

4-6-20 Re-election

While we’re all battling the Chinese Corona virus together, don’t think there are not underlying political motivations. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tried to load the trillion dollar aid bill with Democrat agenda items. Thankfully, the Republicans called her on it. It was a prominent Democrat who said, “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste.” It’s in their DNA.

I think we all know that President Trump’s re-election depends upon his handling of the corona virus pandemic. He has the best people (public and private) working on it, and seems to be heeding their counsel. I don’t know what more a Democrat president could do. I’m sure Joe Biden has some ideas if he could coherently express them.

It’s no secret that the radical left has been hoping for a 2020 recession, which now looks like a strong possibility. Trump faces a big decision on how and when to restart the economy. If he does it right, he’ll win re-election.

One thing you can count on, the Dems will scrutinize every decision that Trump makes and try to use it against him. I think, however, that this, like all the other charges and accusations made against him, will fail. Liberals like to blame Evangelicals for Trump, and they’re right. It’s our continual prayers that sustain him, and I think even he is beginning to realize it.

3-30-20 Foundation

I was watching the news like old people do, when I saw an interview with a young man who was having a real hard time with the corona virus situation. It was obvious to me that he did not have a solid foundation for life.

As Christians we can have a solid foundation that will help us face the storms of life. Jesus taught this in one of His awesome parables. Read Mathew 7:24-27.

Personally, I like to look at the big picture: God good, Devil bad, man sins, Jesus saves, kingdom come. The current epidemic is the result of the fall and curse. It should remind us that something is desperately wrong with this world and that we all need the Great Physician to heal us, spiritually first and physically second.

To those who want to blame God, I would remind you how this virus got started. Some idiot in Wuhan, China, eats a raw bat at a wet market, the Communist government tries to cover up, a new viral outbreak, and it spreads around the world. There are natural and man-made disasters. I think this one is both.

There is always a consolation, especially for those in Christ. It’s a time to reflect on what’s really important, maybe re-prioritize, and reach out to help people in need. I complained on air about not being able to buy toilet paper. I promptly received calls offering help, and a friend showed up at our door with a 12 pack of TP along with a smart-aleck remark.

Let’s pray that the aforementioned young man and others like him would turn to Jesus for the answer and build their lives on the only sure foundation.

3-23-20 Coronavirus

An old colored preacher used to say that his favorite phrase in the Bible was, “and it came to pass.” He said, “Thank God it didn’t come to stay; it came to pass.” That’s a good reminder for us in the middle of the Corona virus pandemic.

The amazing response that we’re seeing tells me that we don’t really believe in evolution. If we did, we would see this virus that targets the weak and elderly as a necessary and beneficial work of natural selection, just like Darwin taught. We clearly don’t see it that way, at least most don’t, thanks to the influence of Christianity. As a senior, I am touched by the extraordinary efforts to protect us against the virus. I’m not sure we deserve it.

When this is all over we will need to carefully and honestly (without political bias) evaluate what worked and what didn’t, what was wise and what wasn’t. Was our response to the virus worse than the virus itself? Is it worth destroying our economy to lessen the risk to end-of-life seniors? All of these things need to be weighed and balanced. Hopefully we will learn and do better next time.

9-11 is a great example. We were unprepared because of bad intel policies. I think we fixed that. We then responded by invading not one, but two Arab countries, which did not turn out to be the wisest course of action. We’re still trying to fix that. Our government leaders are clearly not infallible, but thankfully we know One who is.

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