I think the news has value but I am not as interested as I used to be. I have heard, however, about an auto strike. The first thing I thought of is an automatic response to God in the form of a strike. We don’t like His values so we ignore them. We are, essentially, on strike. My way is the only way. Adam and Eve give us the first example of rebellion in God’s story. They had it all but went outside of His simple plan with the devil’s ploys like: God does not want you to have fun, you don’t need God, you won’t die, your eyes will be opened. Genesis 3:1, “Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made”. Note that the serpent was created and God is uncreated. The serpent had other things to do but stirred this up in the garden. His agenda was to mess with us and he succeeded. Eve could have made a different decision. This is rebellion. First the serpent rebelled, then Eve, and Adam and me and you. We chose to be on strike sometimes. Other times we want God’s will and try. The serpent still succeeds but we can succeed at ignoring temptation and not go on strike. Psalm 107:11-13 describes a rebel, “Because they rebelled against the words of God, And despised the counsel of the Most High, Therefore He brought down their heart with labor; They fell down, and there was none to help. Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble, And He saved them out of their distresses. He brought them out of their darkness and the shadow of death, and broke their chains in pieces”. That is what happens when we rebel (go on strike) and return to God – from darkness to light. Throughout the Bible rebellion is described as disobedience. The benefit as followers of Christ is that we can be lawless but at least we know there is one who loves us and has provided guidelines. If the blind are not looking to the right source, they might know know that they are on strike. Are you on strike? I hope it goes well for the folks who think their job does not pay enough. I have no idea about that.