The Salt Flats may be unable to absorb water, but the water still comes. Every season, the rains descend and snows come trying to bring life back to that desolate wilderness. In some areas, it floods from the sheer amount of life-giving water. And yet...nothing grows. Nothing.
In many ways our country reminds me of Utah’s Salt Flats. It’s drowning in spiritual water and yet it’s bone dry. Bibles galore. Solid Christian teaching available in droves online. Our presses kick out thousands of solid Christian books. Churches, now sometimes vacant, on every street corner. We are drowning, and yet we are bone dry, a desert under the floods. Many will argue how it happened – but few argue did not occur.
The Salt Flats need a miracle. To be fruitful, they would need to be fundamentally changed from the inside out. Our country needs a miracle and to be fundamentally changed from the heart-side out. And just as we cannot expect orchards to grow on the Salt Flats, we cannot expect non-Christians to believe or act like Christ followers.
This why the solution is not policies or judges or politicians. Nor is in resignation, apathy, or isolation. The solution is Christ – the Miracle Worker. So keep asking Him for a miracle. Keep pouring on the Water. All mankind was once a salt flat – you and me included -- but God is able to transform a salt flat into a garden.
Come with me as we grow in fellowship with each other and our Savior to whom belongs the Amazing Escape from sin and death and the Amazing Journey into glorious life.