Things I don’t understand about the world

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There are so many things I don’t understand! But it seems that now there is a level of stupidity and evil in leadership that is impossible to comprehend. Both here and abroad, both governmental and citizen. This morning I listened to the news as I do so often, but I heard things that I, who is relatively well versed in societal news, was in shock.

Did you know that children in kindergarten in several schools in the United States are being taught how to have sex with each other. Children so young that when being taught both heterosexual and homosexual acts they must use graphic pictures in their books because the words are too difficult to understand, and they’re being told not to discuss this with their parents because their parents won’t understand. The pictures could not be shown by the news agency because they’re considered pornography, nor could the words even be spoken that were in the children’s text books, but they’re acceptable to be taught in public schools. Did you see the video of the Presidents Press Secretary Jen Saki weeping because of the “bullying” of children. A Florida ban on the ability to teach such things was why she was so upset.

Don’t automatically assume our schools are immune. While I have asked the Superintendent of Calhoun Schools if any of the curriculum I had seen was making it’s way into Calhoun Schools, she assured me it had not. But, that does not prevent any teacher from discussing things that we as parents and grandparents would not accept as proper. Keep a dialog open every day with children.

Did you know, and it was reported (although not by anyone except conservative news outlets) that a box of aborted babies (parts and whole bodies of babies including 5 fully developed babies) was found on the street outside an abortion clinic in Washington D.C. Imagine the horror of opening the box. It was found by a pro-life activist who received a tip from inside the abortion clinic that the box was left outside. She took the box home, not really knowing what to do with it, and then through another series of tips to the police the Metropolitan Washington D.C. Police homicide unit arrived to pick up five late-term aborted babies for forensic examination. Their late gestational ages, as well as their apparent sustained injuries potentially, show violations of the Partial-Birth Abortion Act as well as the Born Alive Infants Protection Act which are federal crimes. Liberal news outlet CNN did report it but not from the victimization of babies, but rather the audacity of the woman who made it known.

How have we gotten to this level of wickedness in our nation that people are no longer shocked by it? And what do we do about it? Most of us don’t have to deal with it. Or do we? Over 1,000 babies are aborted each year in West Virginia. Other states have far more, but still… that’s 2 or 3 babies each day being aborted and 2 or 3 women being traumatized or lied to. What are we as the church doing?

As a young girl in school, I had a friend who had an abortion. I think about that baby often. It would be around 42 years old. It will be wonderful one day to see them in Heaven. But what would they have done if they’d have been allowed to live?

Through abortion and through the the corruption of little minds we are allowing the demons of Hell to take over our land while we sit in the pews. That’s how I feel today. I know in my own mind that I have not done enough to protect my part of the world.

In Proverbs 8:13-16 (KJV) Solomon speaks:

13 The fear of the LORD [is] to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate. 14 Counsel [is] mine, and sound wisdom: I [am] understanding; I have strength. 15 By me kings reign, and princes decree justice. 16 By me princes rule, and nobles, [even] all the judges of the earth.

Evil. Pride. Arrogance. Certainly sounds like the world to me. And the froward mouth? No body watches what they say any more in front of women and children. Women wanted equality? Well we’ve gotten it. They treat us with as much disrespect as they do each other.

Solomon said the “fear of the Lord” is to “hate evil.” That fear does not come from his judgement and wrath but rather our love for Him and reverence for who He is. A good God. One that has never committed evil or brought any of this upon us. But rather desires, as we do, for His children to avoid the corruption of the mind that comes from being exposed to it. We should have that same hate that God does, to the point when we see our children being exposed to the evils of this world we stop it with all that’s in us.

What about pride? It is a prideful act that any man or woman determines that they have the right to end a life. Listen to God’s words against Satan when He removed him from Heaven:

Isaiah 14:12-15 KJV
[12] How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! [13] For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: [14] I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. [15] Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.

Pride was certainly apart of who Lucifer was. It is said that he was the most beautiful of the angels that God created. And yet, knowing what God had done, Lucifer wanted to be the one making the decisions. Just like man. Whether it’s at the beginning of life, in between or at the end, it is not man’s decision to end a life. But man wants to cloud those decisions by adding thoughts like “They’ll be better off, it’s for the best, we’ve spared them pain.” When we know none of that to be true.

As for Jen Saki and her comments yesterday on Florida’s ban of teaching children about “lifestyles and sexual acts.” At what point would you want your child told about homosexual acts in great detail? Every time I think about stepping away from the youth ministry I think, “No. Who is going to protect the minds of these little people and fill them with God’s words no the worlds?” I’m not applying for sainthood, there are weeks I can barely do it. And I whine to God about it. But someone must! We have to take a stand for our kids. Those born and those unborn.

I don’t understand a lot about the world. But I understand it’s wicked. Even so… some Lord Jesus.

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Shari Johnson. (aka The Jesus Chick) has been encouraging women of faith and youth for a closer walk with Christ for over ten years. Having a burden for the leadership in American Churches, much of her writing is meant to spear on the servant of God to do more for the cause of Christ in these uncertain times. With humor, transparency and solid bible teaching Shari outlines messages that are easily understood, life applicable, and often with easily remembered points to ponder in hopes that they’ll be reflected on throughout the day and serve as encouragement on the go. Her servant’s heart is grounded in her own local church believing that it is there that the greatest impact can be made and unfortunately suffers the greatest neglect across America. Shari speaks at women’s gatherings in hopes of leaving a giggle in their soul and a burning desire to serve in their own local body of believers having it said of her “I laughed, I cried, and I was drawn to the foot of the cross…” Which is what it’s all about. For information on scheduling Shari, call her direct at (304)377-6036, message her via email at talk2shari@gmail.com or find her on Facebook!

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