I had a "Giant Cavernous Aneurysm" behind my left eye. I went to Dallas for surgery and it was killed...however post op my eye is unresponsive. It is if I am looking out of a steamy shower door. Some days it is better than others. Please pray that my sight will be restored. God has been putting words on my heart that I feel I must put on paper. The following thoughts are those I feel that the Lord is speaking to me lately. Enjoy.

November 22, 2008

Into the Reeds

Take a listen to "While You Were Sleeping" by Casting Crowns.

It makes me think about our country and its' current direction.

United States of America, looks like another silent night,
As we're sung to sleep by philosophies, save the trees but kill the children.
And as we're lying in the dark, there's a shout across the eastern sky.
For the Bridegroom has returned, and has carried his bride away in the night.
America, what will we miss while we are sleeping?
Will Jesus come again and leave us slumbering where we lay?
America, will we go down in history as a nation with no room for its' King?
Will we will be sleeping?

Oh, by the way, the State of Colorado just passed a new law.

If a man wakes up in the morning and "feels like a woman" (gender confusion), he is allowed under State law to use whatever public restroom he chooses...men's or women's. If that establishment, say Chili's Bar and Grill, asks this man to leave the women's restroom, they face a mandatory $5,000 fine and up to a year in jail...all in the name of "equal rights." Never mind that a child molester can hang out in the stall of the women's restroom waiting for a little girl to enter. Internalize that. Think of your daughter, niece or friend that is 13 years old. Why should she fear entering a public restroom? Why should she wonder if the feet she sees underneath the next stall belong to another woman or a predator?

Governor Bill Ritter (D) just signed this into law. It is not a joke. If I had told you 6 months ago that this would be a law, someone would have told me I was smoking something. I would have been ostracized as a right wing nut job. Unfortunately, it's reality and coming to a State near you. This is not fear mongering, it's not intolerant...it's reality.

Are you kidding me? America and our Church better wake up and rise up...otherwise we are in for some dark days ahead. Remind me again, why is the good for America?

Can we not just use our own restrooms for crying out loud?

Did you know that in the first century the Roman's form of infanticide was throwing their unwanted babies into the river? Where was the church? Were they cheering the women's right to choose whether she wanted to drown her baby or not? No...they would quietly wait in the reeds and rescue the babies from the river...refusing to stand by and allow their helpless to simply die. They would take them home and raise them as their own. I'm afraid the church is leaving the reeds and heading for dry land...washing their hands of any ill responsibility. It's easier that way...definitely less messy.

My prayer is that our Church will wake up and quit relying on others to fight the fight. If you are not fighting, we're losing. If you're voice is silent, we lose the opportunity to be heard. If we stand on the sidelines, who's making the plays?

I wonder if Jesus would wait in the reeds, or wash his hands as Pilate did? Rhetorical question, but one that is currently confusing our Church I'm afraid.


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