Thursday, September 20, 2012
Does God Weep?
So what do you think would make God weep today? Ahhh, where do I begin?
For starters, scrolling through the usual Facebook posts of friends, colleagues and people I don't even think I've met, I was stunned at a headline news article that read, "Kill your Baby for Free Day" Sees Dozens Slaughtered. Seriously? When we destroy the unborn like it was nothing more than removing an unwanted wart...God weeps.
Or what about the bands of people in the streets of middle eastern countries, burning, shooting, killing and abusing people they don't even know, for a religion and a god that promotes violence and fear? God weeps.
How about a wife and mother who stands next to her husband's casket to say a final goodbye as his comrades from every police department in the nation look on? God weeps.
What about the squabbling and bickering, lying and conniving going on behind the scenes and in the national spotlight between Presidential candidates and their followers? God weeps.
Could He possibly be grieved over our acceptance and celebration of perverted relationships, our broken marriages, abandoned children, diseased bodies and inflated egos? For sure, God weeps.
Yet, there's still time. Time for me and you to stand up for what is right. Time to change our mindset and line it up with His Word. Time to teach our children the importance of integrity, honesty and love. Time to give of ourselves and out of our own surplus to those in need. To shine a little bit of Jesus to those who are surrounded by darkness. Time to make God...smile.
How about it? Does God weep? You bet. But He doesn't have to. Not if each of us take time to do our part in the center of the world He has placed us in.
And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and joyfully giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light. Colossians 1:10-12