by Anniel 12/2/14
“Hi, Annie,” the woman caller chirped brightly, “Congratulations, you have been selected to join a week long focus group on national issues. You’ll receive lunch, dinner and $50.00 daily for six 4 hour working sessions at the Captain Cook Hotel. Can we count on you joining us?”
“Absolutely not,” I answered as I hung up. I still feel slightly soiled for the invitation. I also believe that what we’re seeing in Ferguson, Missouri now is a result of psychological manipulation gained through use of such things as Focus Groups and other forms of political gamesmanship. Everything has been carefully choreographed.
What happens to people, like many in Ferguson, when they are so manipulated their very words become unholy, when they are so impoverished in spirit that they have no vocabulary to allow goodness and beauty inside their souls? Listen, if you can stand it, when Michael Brown’s mother, step-father, and biological father speak. Where does truth go when only ugliness and profanity are present? When men are empty?
Watching the chaos that is Ferguson is more than depressing, especially when you realize there are no words to convey the truth, not just to the residents, but that even the interlopers, the race baiters, the Justice Department officials and the media have no real stake in stopping the destruction and violence. That truth is not wanted by so many of the people gathered, not just in Ferguson but in other communities also. TRUTH IS SIMPLY NOT WANTED. It is not comprehended because the words to express it have been killed in too many hearts and souls.
The Apostle John speaks of the Word of Creation and the importance of recognizing that Word:
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. — John 1:1-5; KJV
The life of the Creator of worlds came to be the light shining in the darkness for all men to see. But men destroy that very light, then and now. It begins, as always, with the perversion of language. Ugliness and political correctness are the perversions in use today.
Trying to avoid the Ferguson narrative of lies is utterly impossible and the gutter language is so pervasive that it rings in everyone’s heads for hours. Then there are the intruders trying to stir up more trouble using the verbal lies, gesturing lies and demands on TV and any public forum possible. And people like Donna Brazile having tried and convicted the officer in spite of facts and truth. Isn’t she supposed to have brains? To say nothing of Jesse Jackson, Sharpton, Holder and Obama. It’s difficult to know which is worse, the vacuum that is in the minds of many, or the lies told by their leaders to use them and lead them by the nose.
God always sends witnesses of truth, and John the Baptist was one who cried his witness in the wilderness:
There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the light, that all men through him might believe. He was not that light, but was sent to bear witness of that light. That was that true light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But to as many as received him gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name. Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. — Ibid. 1:6-14.
Watching Ferguson you will see, here and there, very brave souls who are willing to face down the lies and hatred, but they seem so few and their stories are quickly squelched by the organizers of the mayhem. But they do bear witness that the light, that grace and truth are still there.
It is so much easier to feel than it is to actually think. The question “How do you FEEL about that?” has replaced What do you THINK about that? in our vernacular. Brad Nelson wrote once that feeling good about what we do is much easier than the hard work of doing good. And day by week by month by year, freedom is thrown away by people who no longer even care to think, nor do they want the work of doing good.
In spite of the lies and hatred, all conditions for bearing witness of light have been met, from the beginning until now, and voices are still crying in the wilderness. Those voices seem to cry words to ears that will not hear, and to eyes that refuse to see. But to those who do see and hear He gives power to become sons of God.
If we who would be His sons and daughters have enough faith to speak of and in the light and even one person listens, it may be enough to save our land.
There is a reason God became the Word. • (1280 views)