Dec. 8, 2016

Cowboys and Indians

I am shocked. I am shocked that in the year 2016 with blessings galore and education readily available, I am shocked that humankind has digressed to the point of acting more like cowboys and Indians than rational human beings.

I am shocked that we turn on one another so quickly.

I am shocked that we place so little value on the creation God built for us to tend to and to thrive in.

I am shocked that we do not allow others to have their space while we live happily-ever-after in ours.

I am shocked that guns rule the streets and people have to run and duck as they did in the days of the Old West.

I am shocked that lawmen are not respected but I understand that some lawmen wear black hats.

I am shocked that we have to be afraid to stand up for what we believe in and we feel we need to sit down and shut up when others disagree with us.

I am shocked that a society that has so much to give is more concerned with take, take, take, and take some more.

I am shocked that we want to argue opinions as opposed to join hands and find solutions.

I am shocked that we are willing to return to a day that certain people groups are abused and abandoned.

I am shocked that some still think violence is the answer.

I am shocked that we think everyone…EVERYONE needs to look, speak and act like us.

I am shocked that diverse cultures do not matter to us when we fear our self-defined territory is threatened.

I am shocked that progress means more to us than people.

I am shocked that we see the problems so differently and we seek solutions by heading in opposite directions.

I am shocked that God has not pulled the plug.

Romans 8:26 reveals that God’s Spirit moans when we willingly submit and admit our weakness.

“In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.”

I suspect God’s Spirit moans as God’s creation turns on what God created.

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