When they could not find them, they dragged Jason and some believers before the city authorities, shouting, "These people who have been turning the world upside down have come here also." (Acts 17:6 NRSV)There was once a somewhat backward farmer who stopped by his neighbors to tell them that their son was stuck in a mud hole. "How deep is he sunk?" the boy's father asked. "About to his ankles," the farmer replied lazily. "Well," said the father, "only up to his ankles--we've got time to set awhile and have a drink before we go." "I don't think so," the laid-back farmer answered. "He's in head first."
Have things in your life ever been turned upside down?
When Jesus came into the world, he certainly turned things upside down. Jesus said things like, "But many who are first will be last, and the last will be first." "Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you."
All of this says there is hope. When our world is turned upside down, Jesus is on call to turn things right side up.
Loving God, when things get turned upside down, help me to right my ship. Amen.