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Meet Me At The CrossoverA Monthly Feature

By Jennifer St Clair, 2-4-23

We’ve all met those people who indicate by their responses to situations in question that they believe the answer is black and white. No in-between. No gray areas. No exceptions whatsoever. They seem unshakable. Their convictions are cast in stone. And that’s that. Until…someone close to them falls into a similar predicament.

Suddenly, black and white rules and regulations become gray areas shrouded with veils of muted prior certainties. And so it is in the world today. We see before our very eyes blatant attempts to cancel what we hold dear with unashamed actions and behaviors. Christians find themselves struggling to make heads or tails of this unbelievable storyline glaring at us through cell phones, computers and big screen TVs, assuring us of accurate and truthful reporting of information necessary for our protection and wellbeing. It’s black and white! No questions permitted lest we become categorized as Doubting Thomas himself, landing us in the gray zone…which is a NO NO to the powers that Be.

Can we trust this information as truth? How do we as children of the most high God discern whether what we are told is true or false?

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight
your paths.” (Proverbs 3:5-6)

These days, more than ever, beach life offers me respite and consolation as I venture down to the crossover each morning presenting a plateful of deep thoughts and concerns to the LORD. David’s words to Solomon his son come to mind: “Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the LORD God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you until all the work for the service of the temple of the LORD is finished.”(1 Chronicles 28:20)

And so it is…..Amen and Amen!

Jennifer St. Clair

Jennifer St. Clair is a pianist, award-winning songwriter, composer, artist, author and photographer. She relocated to Jacksonville Beach, Florida from the north Georgia mountains in 2014. Currently she serves as Pianist at Amelia Plantation Chapel. Her solo piano compositions can be found on sheetmusicplus.com. For more information:

The views and opinions expressed in this commentary are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official position of Citizens Journal Florida.

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