Saturday, June 6, 2015
Views of this world
The past week has had a variance of things in the news. The Duggar family and their trials and the Bruce Jenner transformation. First of all....I do not know either one of these families or people. I don't know the first thing about them in a one on one basis. But what I do know is while the world crucifies one family while celebrating another leaves me feeling and thinking quite a few things. Is what happened in the Duggar household horrible?? Yes. Is it forgivable?? Yes. I have watched this family show and demonstrate Christian values, morals, love and a lifestyle that is uplifting and amazing. Will they recover from this blow?? Yes. Their faith is that strong, I do believe. Just like in Genesis, the book of Job and all throughout scripture Satan is just strolling around and looking for believers to devour. To eat up and spit out all chewed up. To destroy. To kill. To mock and shame and embarrass and just to make sure this world eats them alive. He is also out to uplift, raise up, praise, glorify and show off.....evil. Make it attractive. Lure us into thinking and feeling that it is okay. Dressing up a man and calling him a woman or even going so far as to surgically change one gender to another is mockery in its finest. Only God creates. Knits us together in the wombs of our mothers. Satan does not. So we can change and restructure all we want in this sad and sick world but it all boils down to ....sin. Is Josh and different from Bruce? In his sins.....no. In his faith and beliefs?? Yes. Some people are saying we just need to let people choose what they will and let it alone. Is that not what was happening in the days of Noah? Gideon? People doing what was right in their own eyes??? When we continue to choose our sin over the love and forgiveness that Jesus offers us....newly each day. Well, then we just spiral. We don't fall into a pit. A pit you can get out of. With help or with one muddy, icky step at a time you can climb out of any pit. But when we spiral.....we can't climb out of that. We spin downward, out of control into a smaller and smaller hole that chokes the life out of you. The light can no longer penetrate the bottom of a tightly wound spiral. It is just....dark. The trip down seems fun. Glamorous. Exciting. Enticing. But in the end you are just used up, tired, sad, worn out and dead. Mentally, emotionally, spiritually and finally physically. When I watch the Duggar family interviews I see hope and renewal. I see redemption. Forgiveness. Sure the road is gong to be long, hard and rough. When I see Bruce Jenner? I know longer see that athletic decathlon winner in the Olympics. I see and empty man with empty eyes who is just....desperate. For love that changing into a female will not be fulfilled. A deep sadness invades my heart for each of these families. Both need our prayers. The world celebrates one while condemns another. This world is in a spiral. The Lord is coming soon.