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So… just today I was calling up a friend just to say hello, and make fun of them for not being at our concert last night… just joking around… and she tells me a horrible story of how they almost lost their youngest daughter last night. The daughter is actually doing fine now! But she had a seizure and it was really really scary I guess. I told her (my friend) that I had just been thinking about how things like that really wake us up to what is important in life. (see the song Temporary below)…. craziness… thanks God for keeping Emma around.
Well, the other stuff I was thinking about partly falls in the temporary/doesn’t matter category… but i am not so sure…
You ever feel like you are part of History? All this stuff about the Ten Commandments being in a public place and … well… just about everything in politics and law making and the general presentation of who we are by the media… all points to our society’s decline. It’s like we’re watching the slide to the ugliness that Sodom & Gomorrah became… we’re not there yet… but close. It goes fast I think. We, a nation founded by God-fearing folks… are systematically removing Him from EVERYTHING in our country. And, you know what… He’ll leave.
Rom 1 says:
Rom. 1:28 ¶ Furthermore, since they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, he gave them over to a depraved mind, to do what ought not to be done.
Rom. 1:29 They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips,
Rom. 1:30 slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents;
Rom. 1:31 they are senseless, faithless, heartless, ruthless.
Rom. 1:32 Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them.
There’s lots more in that whole chapter. Pretty telling of what’s happening now.
So, what do we do about that? I guess I am just gonna keep living for Jesus and letting other people know about how life’s really supposed to be. Should we be “activists”? Should we be trying to keep the 10 Commandments monument displayed publicly? or…. should we be loving our neighbor … i mean really loving them… and doing our best to live every step with Jesus. If we did that, wouldn’t he change the world around us?
It’s very interesting being in the middle of history. Wonder how this one’s gonna turn out?