Poetry, music, creative writing and a desire to inspire…..Isaiah 41:10: So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Evil exists and it needs nothing to trigger it into action. The death of George Floyd was a horrific act unto itself but what has followed since has been twice as horrific.
It is the right of citizens to protest but for every peaceful protester there are scores of individuals with evil intentions. How can the burning of buildings, toppling over cars, looting stores, tagging buildings and just reckless mayhem be justified.
Just as we are starting to emerge from “stay at home” & “lockdown” orders, we go right back into racist, ignorance is bliss chaos. I do not want to see another celebrity star-studded, let’s hold hands and sing concert to try and bring harmony to the world. The human race as a whole needs to really wake up and get its act together.
It really saddens me to see this type of reaction once again to another evil act of senselessness. As fustrating as it is to see another police officer abuse his position of authority (you think that in this day and age of technology they would have learned by now), it is even more fustrating to see the violent reaction across the country and close to home.
Since the holiday season is upon us and the mad dash for gifts, decorating, cards, trees and whatever else falls under the category of “The Christmas Season,” let us be filled with God’s spirit and be constantly reminded that love should be the foundation, center and head of all that we do.
Never look a gifted horse in the mouth – A gift horse is a horse that was a gift, quite simply. When given a horse, it would be bad manners to inspect the horse’s mouth to see if it has bad teeth. This can be applied as an analogy to any gift: Don’t inspect it to make sure it matches some standard you have, just be grateful and say thank you!The are lasting friendships and lasting relationships. There are people we meet and know for a short time but they leave a lasting impression or have a huge impact on our lives. I believe that when you begin to become critical of the goodness in your life, eventually it is taken away.Finding fault in the people that are good to us happens all to common (I am speaking in general). Although there is happiness, we criticize little things and start to downgrade what was given to us. To be in a good relationship or to have that friend who is always there for you is something to not be taken for granted. “Here today, gone tomorrow,” rings loud and true. This life is full of people with not so good intentions and those who hide their true self behind layers of phoniness. Appreciate the genuinely authentic people in your life and don’t find fault in a blessing.*photo credit: pexels.com
The line between good and evil isn’t thin, it is a choice. The choice to do good adds more light to this world. Hopelessness is a breath of dark air to blow out the flame. In spite of the over saturated coverage of evil, we must continue to do good act on all levels. Sincerity over self gratification.
The window to goodness should always be open. The playing field will not always be fair in life but wherever we are that should not stop us for doing good. The good that we can do will not go to waste. The only waste is a missed opportunity to do something good.