I’ve been quiet for a couple of days because I really didn’t want to voice what has been going on in my mind and it’s very possible that I may be quiet for a few more days. Even now, and I’m thinking that some of you may find this hard to believe, I am holding back. It would appear that I am just plain tired of viewing a never ending cycle, and the last thing that anyone needs at this particular point in time, is for anyone, including myself, to add to the already horrendous volume of discord, anger, confusion and seemingly unrelenting flood of false accusations, half truths, wrongs and injustices that cry out to be rectified.
It’s not just a matter of being in agreement or disagreement with someone else. There’s a lot of things that I could be in agreement with others on and for sure, it wouldn’t be too hard to find some area that we disagree on. The thing is, hearts need to be changed. There are huge wounds everywhere and we’re throwing small bandaids on them and some of the bandaids are already dirty. Small bandaids just don’t work on large wounds. There are still far far too many that are hurling stones at others, that still have huge logs in their own eyes, and they don’t even know that the logs are there. The biggest problem we face is not with others, the biggest problem we face is ourselves. And please note that I did say “biggest”.
Jesus told us that He hadn’t come to help those who thought they didn’t have a problem. Jesus said He had come to help those who knew they were sick (Mark 2:17). The thing is that we’re all sick and there is only one physician that can fix us. All of our hearts need changing and bandaids just aren’t going to do the job. Simplistic overview you say. Maybe so, but when Jesus told us that without Him we could do nothing (John 15:5), I’m wondering just exactly what He meant?
There are no shortages of grievous and horrific injustices, many of which have been a long time in the making. Injustices are caused by sinful people, people whose hearts and minds need to be changed and that includes all people, irrespective of color or ethnic background, including those who have committed the injustices and those to whom the injustices have been perpetrated against. Ignoring that reality is putting the cart before the horse. Somehow we keep overlooking this reality, which is pointed to throughout the entirety of the Bible and we foolishly expect that change of heart, to happen, both within ourselves and others, all by itself. And honestly, how is that working out for us?
Worthy is the Lamb! Blessings!