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
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."