Tuesday, May 27, 2008
… sending multi-billion dollar machines into space to inspect far off planets that we’ll never be able to inhabit, yet people are starving to death on the streets in every city in America…. we’re a foolish people.
… striving to “go green” and save the environment, yet seemingly have no concept that this earth is destined to pass away… we’re ignorant.
… building multi-million dollar church campuses in the name of God, yet they are erected only to satisfy our fleshly wants and desires… we’re so prideful and vain.
… putting up fronts that nothing can harm us and we’re invincible, yet inside we’re tormented, hurting and living only to die… we’re a broken people.
… seeing all around us signs of the end of the age abound, yet we seemingly don’t even consider what they are saying… we’re unprepared for what is to come.
… doing whatever we want without even considering consequences and then complain about how we’ve been wronged by an unfair God when things turn bad… we’re disillusioned.
… seeing people dying in our streets and we reject help and assistance, somehow attempting to convince the entire world, and ourselves, that we’re OK… we’re blind.
… convinced that God must be pleased with our endless attempts to find Him, yet we completely ignore His Word, which gives us complete instruction… we are selfish.
… creating machines to recreate life, explain the Universe yet we cannot even consider the reality of an awesome Creator God… we are unwise.
… claiming to be a Christian people, yet we produce no fruit whatsoever that Jesus says defines His true followers as such… we’re deceived.
I fuss about what we must be doing to show a real Jesus to a real world, yet I fail time and time again to love my very own neighbors as myself… I too am often foolish, ignorant, prideful, vain, broken, unprepared, disillusioned, blind, selfish, unwise and deceived.
Thank You Lord for your patience, Your kindness, Your mercy – I choose today to remove every hindrance, obstacle and work of my flesh in order to approach You with unveiled eyes and see as You see. Break through religious and worldly barriers and reveal our need, reveal our dependence – shake all that can be shaken and raise up a people that boldly live as Jesus upon this earth.