Over Under Sideways Down

This week’s Pastor to Person was written by Dan Looney.

Over Under Sideways Down is a song from the late 60’s that has been on my radar lately. This song is about worldly distractions and life’s choices. In this song, the singer is expressing distress and depression with it all.

I recently found myself in a similar place. My problem was not over under sideways or down…but with the “right” versus “left”. Last year, I became captivated with the election. The excitement was great in the beginning, but with all the social unrest, violence and unhappiness being expressed, I was becoming depressed and worried. The right versus left, liberal versus conservative…It was taking a toll on my happiness.

Seeking wise counsel is a tool all Christians need to use.  My wise counsel directed me to Philippians 4:8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. 

Don’t worry about over under right or left. UP is our direction. Put your eyes on Jesus and the things of this world will fade.