Thus the Lord God showed me: Behold, He formed

      locust swarms at the beginning of the late crop; indeed it was the

                            late crop after the king’s mowings.

                                                            (Amos 7:1)

God always takes some of His own into His inner counsel so they can see what is hidden to others. The preacher in the pulpit sees what the people in the pew cannot see because their vision is myopic. People can’t see past their obsession about celebrity culture. CNN and FOX News create a world of make-believe. We must help people in this world to look beyond the urgent and see the important by getting their eyes off the stripes on the road to the cross and the church.