Lately I find myself wanting to yell, “Really people? Really?” It seems that we are in a situation where the world has gone crazy. I have never been one of those, “it is a sign of the end times kind of people.” Frankly, up until a year or so ago, that kind of talk scared me. However, these days I find that it is much easier to pray for the quick return of Jesus. Here are a few things that just make me want to scream, “Really? What the heck is wrong with you?”
The Penn State Scandal:
UH HELLO! It baffles my mind that there were so many people who knew of the situation and NOT one called the police. NOT a single person told the parents. I guess I might be able to understand why the witness did not say something or stop the perpetrator during the time that he witnessed the abuse. However, I cannot wrap my mind around why no one called the police. No one did anything; it frightens me to think that winning a football game is more important than that kid’s life. Then to add insult to injury, the students of Penn state are protesting and rioting over the firing of Joe Paterno. I happen to agree with my mother-in-law that says some parents need to have a serious conversation with their student. Someone needs to tell them, that they are wrong, and to behave or they should be cut off! I realize that while Joe Paterno did nothing illegal, he just did nothing. It baffles me, for a man so respected and supposedly responsible for turning out quality athletes, this is the example he set. Really, people where are your heads?
Occupy Wall Street.
UM…Hmm, I am actually surprised that it took this long to hear of the crime and violence. I thought the words of one of my Sunday school friends say it best. The absence of order is chaos, chaos breeds sin and sin is violence and crime. The Occupy people think that if we are all equal that we can live harmoniously with each other, wrong there has to be some form of order in society. Granted there are things not everyone likes about Government, but ultimately, having rules/laws/ordinances keep people from running a muck and hurting each other. Please Occupiers, stop occupying and start trying for a real solution, or just move to another country please, preferably one that already supports your socialist views. REALLY, PLEASE!
While I don’t often go off on these tangents it is just incredible the total lack of a God conscience we have in the United States. While it seems to be all of the sudden, I realize that this has been like this for quite some time. There are things that began to jeopardize our society long before I was born. The one that comes to mind first is the Woman’s Rights movement. While I am sure it intention was to do wonderful things for women, it has in turned killed the American family. It has inadvertently made it so that staying home with your children is a bad thing. The Woman’s movement also, I use this word loosely, accidentally, encouraged the accepting of promiscuity and the idea that a woman does not need a man. Now, we kid ourselves that we are happy with the choices made to work instead of teach our children, or that we are happy being that single mom trying to achieve it all. Achieving it all is a lie, something has to give, and it usually gives with the behavior and absence in the life of the children. (**Disclaimer, I know that there are single mom's who had no choice in the matter, and are doing what they can to make the best of a bad situation. I am not talking about you.)
While all of these scenarios make me want to scream, “What is wrong with you people?” I know the answer. The answer is people are not seeking God. I think the majority of people have a surface knowledge of God. I mean to say, they know a few key scriptures or the Lord’s prayer, but they have no idea of God’s promises, and standards for living. I think many people think that living by God’s standard is too hard to do. Actually, God says in the Bible, “Delight in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart.” (Psalms) I use to think this verse meant if I was good, God would give me what I wanted worldly, like a new car or something. Recently, I heard this verse explained that God will give you the desires of your heart, meaning, He will make your desires. He can make the tasks that seem hard, seem like the things you love to do. Can I get a WOW?
I guess now the question is how can we show God to those who are not seeking and make following him desirable? The good news is all we have to do is show God’s love, share His word, and God will do the rest.
This is my mindset, now I want to hear yours!
One more thing: I know I have readers who aren't following me, but I would like to encourage you, to come along! God is teaching me so many things, and we are laughing together along the way!