Larry Kelso

On Track With Bro. Larry


In the movie, Black Hawk Down, there’s a time when a hard-bitten colonel is trying to get a military convoy back on the move in the midst of an attack. He shouts to a sergeant, “Get into that truck and drive.” The sergeant replies, “But I’m shot, Colonel.” And the colonel says, “Everybody’s shot, get in and drive.”

That’s the way it is with life, isn’t it? “Everybody’s shot.” Everyone has taken a hit, everyone’s been hurt. We’re all walking wounded.

But our hope is that God is working intentionally and intensely against the powers of death, even as we get pounded by a variety of forces. God is constantly undermining the ability of evil to separate, alienate, discourage and destroy us, and we hitch our hope to God’s promise of a new heaven and a new earth, where “Death will be no more; mourning and crying and pain will be no more, for the first things have passed away” (Revelation 21:4).

Grace and peace – Bro. Larry