I saw a fascinating headline the other day, it read, “Cain and Abel plays out in Guyana murder of Canadian man.” The story was one of a sibling rivalry that started with jealousy and ended in murder.  What I found fascinating, though, was the reference to Cain and Abel.

I find it interesting that in today’s society, when fewer and fewer people are attending church, that a headline could include a biblical reference.  Not only that, but the editors figured it made sense.

They knew the vast majority of their readers would have enough of an understanding of the story from Genesis that they would know almost immediately that they were going to read about one brother killing another and why.

Every day, we hear people using references from the Bible in everyday conversation.

People talk about turning the other cheek, doing unto others, and giving someone the shirt off their back. If someone speaks about a David and Goliath situation, people know at least the gist of the story.  And any major rainfall always seems to include a nod to Noah and his ark.

And each of these is a reminder of the truth from 1 Peter, “. . .the word of the Lord endures forever.”

Have a great week, and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.

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