In Mathew 23:37 Jesus laments -“O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing…”
What a sad scene! .. Seeing all the potential in people, yet none of it in motion..Reduced down by life and its trials only to see what was left..What they had BECOME..
I can identify with Jesus here.. We all see people who are hurting , and yet instead of seeking comfort and solace – they lash out in anger and malice..People who are capable of great things and yet too apathetic to act or care..People who have every blessing that would be considered “good” , and yet are NEVER satisfied with what they have.. People who will always find a complaint , rather than a kind word.. People LIE for gain , and then LIE to avoid consequences..People who demand TOLERANCE, but TOLERATE NOTHING in return… People who go to war with EVERYONE in their life because they HATE who they have BECOME…
I see people who have bought what the world is selling and traded their souls for it… and by doing this have been CHEATED.
But I also see people who are fighting… Fighting the private wars inside all of us.. Fighting the desire to be selfish and instead be generous.. Fighting apathy and instead being caring..Fighting the desire to be malcontent and instead being content with what they have..Fighting the urge to be hateful and being KIND instead.. Fighting to be honest NO MATTER the CONSEQUENCE… People who are fighting the GOOD FIGHT because of who it means they MAY BECOME!..
I see also people who gave the world back what it was selling, because they know that there is something BETTER.
Which will you be? The slave to sin the world wants to you to be?
Or , the Fighter God wants you to be?
The truth is , we are all flawed…and we are all broken… and our scars beg for us to succumb to the ugliness that life sells us – but in fighting the ugliness … comes TRUE beauty.
In fighting the good fight , we can be the people we were intended to BECOME…
The invitation to study the bible is STILL open… Wont you join me? 😉
Read 1 Corinthians 10:13 and Galatians 5:22