Time to Pick Up Our Bones

OurBonesby Anniel   8/29/14
A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones. Proverbs 17:22  •  How is your spirit? Do your bones feel kind of broken and dry lately? As if there is a terrible disconnect between you and the rest of mankind? Between you and the earth beneath your feet? Do you hear the lies told by our political leaders and know they don’t care at all that you know they’re lying? How bone drying is that?

We probably should take stock of the disease causing problems before offering medicine for it. As depressing as a disease may be, we do need to know what it is we face.

A few days ago Conservative Fox News commentator Greg Gutfield asked Alan Colmes: “Why is it that lefties like you … have a hard time identifying actual existential evil unless it’s a Republican or a stay-at-home mom, where you can condemn them? . . . But when it comes to somebody who wants to kill you, oh, you know, they’re nobodies.”

Colmes’ answer seemed to be that the IS poses no threat to the U.S. and he doesn’t want to see us involved in another war when it doesn’t concern us.
Genocide of Christians and the Yazizis shouldn’t concern us at all in Mr. Colmes’ world. Mr. Gutfield observed that the IS has not reached a certain level of barbarism and is not yet vicious enough to be called evil by someone with Colmes’ mindset.

Have you ever wanted to shout the following truth at the people who deny evil:

Do you really think YOU are immune to the evil and enemies that surround us? That YOU will escape what is staring us in the face? Let’s tabulate the horrors that are on their way, not IF, but WHEN.

What will YOU do:

WHEN your money is valueless?
WHEN a pandemic illness strikes our country?
WHEN Islamic Terrorists come to your city to destroy it.?
WHEN your home burns and your family is starving?
WHEN you, a woman, must wear a burqa, not drive a car, nor ever walk free again?
WHEN Sharia law is in effect, and American women and girls are faced with genital mutilation and forced marriages?
WHEN American men and boys are beheaded on a whim?
WHEN women and girls are forcibly raped and then stoned for adultery?
WHEN an illegal alien thug rapes and murders your daughter, or even your son?
WHEN the drug cartels from south of the border take over your town?
WHEN your son or daughter is kidnapped and sold into slavery?

On that list are just SOME of the things that are in our future if we don’t wake up, face facts and stop being afraid of calling evil what it is, EVIL. How can we fight what we fail to understand? And even this late in the game there are those who want to shut it out and pretend it isn’t there.

How have we reached this point? The point where there are still blissful, useful idiots who believe it will never happen HERE, that it will never happen to THEM. Maybe admitting there is absolute evil means they have to admit the existence of goodness and God, and they just cannot do that.

So look at the list again and take the matter of money. When rampant inflation occurs every person’s buying power shrinks. Even the president and his family will have less money. There are supposedly ways to beat inflation, but most people don’t know how that works. If your dollar fails so does everyone’s. Are there enough prepared people in America who can survive tough times?

Illness. Not that many years ago whole families were wiped out by such things as diphtheria, typhoid and influenza. My father talked of being quarantined while his sisters died and his own father, one of the few healthy men in town, helped bury the dead, including his own. What happens if such illnesses hit our country? No one is immune.

Our own government allows our southern border to be breached daily with impunity, and it seems the leaders have no thought what they’re unleashing on their own heads. How can they believe there will be no personal price to pay?

What groups are crossing our border? How many enemies are there in the ranks? How many of them will torture and kill without mercy? How many of our own even know how to defend us?

Question everything said to soothe and sell us to the highest bidder, in the government and out. Particularly watch representatives from the Department of Justice, the State Department and the IRS at this time. They seem to be a trifecta of evil under tutelage from the White House. They no longer even need telling what is expected of them, and if anyone working there speaks up, the ranks close in against them.

The vacuous nonsense put out by those who think they are “safe” because they give aid and comfort to the enemy shows a lack of perception of what is really going on. Watch the dead eyes of the spokesmen and women for this administration and you will see the arrogance of evil in action.

The old song about “dem dry bones” comes to mind as part of the solution. We need to stand up and “connect ‘dem bones,” beginning with the head bone, the thinking part of our bodies. We need to know when to accept the fact that even people we love would rather bury their heads in the sand than face facts about where we are. Make all your bones strong as you face facts and deal with others who are willing to stand up and be counted.

The Lord God’s spoonful of medicine for our dry and dusty bones is a merry heart. We do not have the luxury of continually kvetching about those who will not listen to truth, and while we need to hear and speak the truth so we can prepare, we also need have a good old belly laugh about what passes for great thoughts in Liberalville today. Have you heard that the devil and his minions hate to be laughed at?

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3 Responses to Time to Pick Up Our Bones

  1. Timothy Lane says:

    Well, I do try to be merry in my own way, but as for being disconnected from everyone else . . . I’ve always felt that way. My self-image would be “on the outside looking in”; if I adopted a sobriquet, it would probably be the Outsider. (This can be considered especially interesting for a fan of H. P. Lovecraft.) Admittedly, it helps finding like-minded people, be they in science fiction fandom or in the blogosphere. But there’s a reason I referred to “I Am a Rock” by Simon and Garfunkel as my theme song over 40 years ago (not long after I became fully aware of the lyrics).

  2. Misanthropette says:

    How does one combat, er, engage those who refuse to acknowledge that evil does exist and that there is such a thing as objective truth? My response is to avoid such people and the places where they tend to congregate (Apple Stores, Starbucks, etc…). It’s important to pray for these people, perhaps more than the evil muslims who join the IS. Misguided, well-intentioned people like Colmes pose great danger to everyone. Isn’t the road to hell paved with good intentions? I think we’re half-way there.

    I like to believe that I am so tough, so hardened by tragedy, by hardship and by suffering that there is almost nothing I cannot overcome. This is obviously false, but I believe all things work for the glory of God, even our tiny lives if we let them and that there is a just God as well as the loving and merciful God so many Christians promote. The kind of justice he metes out doesn’t involve a balancing test between good and evil. A merry heart may be well and good, but a firm resolve will get you through just about anything.

    In answer to several of the questions you pose, I respond that one of my favorite movies is Taken. Remember Bryan’s response to having found out his daughter has been kidnapped?

    “I don’t know who you are. I don’t know what you want. If you are looking for ransom, I can tell you I don’t have money. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills, skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you let my daughter go now, that’ll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don’t, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will kill you. ”

    Amen!

  3. Anniel says:

    I take very seriously the threat posed by people who will not listen, who wear blinkers all the time, who are too lazy and unimaginative to face evil head on. If they only harm their own precious hides we could live with that, but their laziness, weakness and refusal to face facts invites evil into our land while they continue to drift in some kind of fog of their own making. I have been battling that feeling of dryness at the bone for months now and don’t seem to get past it. Like you, I want to believe I can have a firm resolve and make it, but then I realize how weak I actually am. And my grandchildren are so unprepared. Some of them see the problems, but others are too small to understand. Thanks for your comments.

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