With the changing season, I got out a pair of enclosed cold weather shoes which I started to put on when I noticed the rubberized sole was sticky!  As I looked more closely, the sole was cracked and crumbling even though the shoe looked impeccable.   That seems to me to be a picture of many people around the world today.  They look good, but what about the foundation upon which they walk?  Our stock market is up then down; precious metals and commodities tumble; banks close.  What can you trust?  The word of a politician?   I say, look to the LORD; read His WORD; PRAY; HOPE; REJOICE.   “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to His abundant mercy has caused us to be born again to a living  hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to obtain an inheritance INCORRUPTIBLE (which cannot decay),  and undefiled, and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for YOU, who are protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time...Rejoice, even though now for a season you have distress by various trials:  proof of your faith being more precious than gold which is perishable, though it be tried with fire, may be found to result in praise and honor and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ; whom you have not seen, you love Him, and believe in Him…obtaining as the outcome of your faith the salvation of your souls.” 1PETER1:3-9  Those shoes are gone, but my soul is saved…walk with me in His Grace!