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Monday, September 10, 2007

The Land Cries out for a Savior

The other day I found myself strolling the aisle of Target and couldn't help but hear the conversation that was loudly taking place on the next aisle between two college aged girls. They were discussing various parties and drunken moments and retarded, idiotic things they did while intoxicated. Lowering their voices in hushed giggles they started talking about smoking pot but obviously their tones remained open to the public. Throughout this conversation multiple choice cuss words flowed out of their mouth like garbage going down a trash chute. I couldn't believe that they had no shame nor remorse in their brag fest as adults with small children walked by. It disgusted me and I felt dirty as I walked past them. What has become of our young adults and their conversations. Bragging over who got the drunkest or who blazed the most...what credentials are they looking for. Underneath the hype and hoopla a deeper voice cries out. Look at me, want me, pay attention to me. Starving for something they don't even know is within reach.

Oh how the land cries out for a Savior.

Earlier this evening while I was taking my dog out to potty a guy in a red truck pulled up talking loudly on the phone. Apparently the conversation was not one of agreement for the man began yelling at the other person on the phone. Minutes went by and he continued to holler choice words into the phone. On my way back inside he slammed his car door and told the person on the phone he was a wack mother' f'er and said about 10 other cuss words. Anger was brewing and moving and lashing out at the recipient on the other end of the line. Many acts of violence have been birthed from anger..rage..torment.

Oh how the land cries out for a SAvior.

Day in, day out if we just look around the world paints a picture of the need...the hunger...the desperation. It's in the faces you may pass by in the streets, or the stranger you may be too busy to greet,...stop...look...it's all around you.

I pray we will not be too busy to see
what it is the world really needs

Oh how the land

cries out
for a
SAVIOR


1 Chronicles 16:35 (New International Version)

35 Cry out, "Save us, O God our Savior
gather us and deliver us from the nations,
that we may give thanks to your holy name,
that we may glory in your praise."

2 comments:

called ♥ chosen said...

so right. you actually reminded me of something i saw sunday evening. i went to fill up my bus card @ the nearest station, and as i was shoving dollar bills into the machine, i heard a woman on the pay phone behind me. then a man walked up from a parked car and started cussing/yelling at her to hurry up and get off the phone because he needed ice for his eye. it was obvious that they were an older couple. she said something curt back at him and then he quipped that "you're the one who hit me" with such venomous anger that i was concerned that the situation might explode right there in front of me.

i came back to maureen's car before it did, but i kept looking back at them in hopes that there would not be further domestic violence.

then this morning, while waiting for the bus stop, i noticed a chinese man walking on his lawn several yards away from me. i didn't think much of it until i then heard his wife yelling at him in mandarin from the front door. i didn't have to know a single word to know that she was firey mad and that he had gone out to get away from her and calm down.

it's sad...i don't ever want my marriage to get out of control. love must always abound and have rule in my heart and in the heart of my husband. i don't want a juanita bynum/thomas weeks III situation either.

this world is hungry indeed...though clutched in the hands of the Evil One, it cries out for Love.

Mrs_PJ said...

i found my blogspot. i lost all the bookmarks when my computer crashed. so i'm back and i love your blog and know that the whole earth is groaning...