Wednesday, July 24, 2013

on a day when i just don't understand...

everyday there are things my brain can't grasp.  things far beyond my realm of understanding.   stories that can't be reasoned or reckoned.

i don't understand how babies break.  or how mamas allow it to happen.  i don't get how one person thinks it is completely acceptable to walk straight into another person's home and take their life...all in the name of justice.  i'm not sure how homes are searched for illegal substances just a street over from where i spend the evenings blowing bubbles in the front yard. i can't grasp how siblings argue to the point of gunfire.  or how toddlers fall from a second floor window in the blink of an eye.   

not a bit of it makes sense.  not to me.

and these are just local headlines.  i quiver to think what is happening in other parts of this nation.  and around the world.

my heart breaks.  darkness rolls in so black.  i stand paralyzed over what to do.  how to make it all stop.  i want desperately to push back the darkness with all the strength i can muster.

but isn't darkness simply the absence of light? 

it begs the question.  are we shining His light bright?  for all the world to see? 

i spent the day complaining that the dryer shrunk my pants {haha!}.  and that it was too hot outside.  and that i was tired.  or the driver in front of me was driving too slow {when i had left too late, by the way}.  or the line at a local retailer was too long and there weren't enough cashiers.  i even had the audacity to complain that my home was a wreck.

sound ridiculous, doesn't it?

to complain about such pettiness. 

do you ever find yourself in this spot?  a spot of complaining and griping over pure pettiness?  stuff that has no Kingdom relevance? 

why aren't we complaining that babies are breaking?  or people are starving? and illegal substances  are seized right around the corner

'but understand this, that in the last days
there will come times of difficulty.
for people will be lovers of self,
lovers of money, proud, arrogant,
abusive, disobedient to their parents,
ungrateful, unholy,  heartless,
unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control,
brutal, not loving good,
treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit,
lovers of pleasure
rather than lovers of God,
having the appearance of godliness,
but denying its power.  avoid such people.'
2 timothy 3:1-5

every day the headlines get worse.  every day the end draws nearer. 

make no mistake, we are living in the end times.  and it only gets worse from here. 

it's time that followers rise up.  it's time we get past our petty gripes and get serious about being a beacon of Light in the darkness. 

the time is here.  and no one knows how long we have, no not a soul.

when my brain can't make sense of the tragedy happening all around me, my heart knows but one thing to do.

i cry out. 

jesus, come quickly.  amen.

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