..The latest American idol was one of the featured attractions for the gay pride parade in Houston today. The mayor of Houston, while not an avowed homosexual himself, was shown happily parading down the street with all of the proud gay celebrants.
…Awhile back a young woman told me she was thinking about getting another tattoo. “Why?” I asked. “I just like the way they look on me.” She replied. Then she went on to say she was thinking about getting a “tribal band” tattoo on her arm. “What tribe?” I asked. She looked at me like I had asked a really stupid question. I have seen those “tribal” tattoos. Apparently tattoo artists can get a standard template they can draw them on with before they actually apply the tat. These “tribal tats” remind me of Maori tattoos from the south Pacific. Once upon a time the Maoris were cannibals. No one has ever interpreted to me just exactly what those tattoos represent. What if these tribal tattoos these children so proudly adorn themselves with depict a particular pledge to the tribe? Like “By wearing this symbol on my arm I proudly volunteer to be food. “When the fish and fruits and vegetables get scarce take me. There should be enough of me to feed four or five of y’all for a day or two.”
….Another young woman I know got a new S.U.V. I was happy to see that because she has a lot of children and the car she replaced with the S.U.V. was just too small for them all. She has a hard time feeding them all so she relies on food stamps. The state feeds them, and subsidizes their health care. She doesn’t seem to have a hard time paying for satellite TV though. She always has the newest version of a cell phone in her hand. That S.U.V. has a d.v.d. player in it now and all the windows have been tinted. She proudly showed me the new custom wheels she got for it. She got a deal too. “A hundred bucks apiece! “Look at my new bling-blings!” she proudly exclaimed. Tattoos and multiple body piercings are a source of pride for her too.
…..There are references to all the things written above scattered throughout the Bible. Idol worship, blatant homosexuality, officials condoning abominations, proud women abusing their bodies, and taking advantage of help offered to them in good faith. The moral decline of our country is nothing new on this earth. However, the pace and the tempo of the moral decline of our country is quickening. Will you be dancing in the street immodestly, and caring less about how you got there when Jesus shows up? The world may think you are just the coolest thing that ever made a statement but what will your statement be to God? “Greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world.” is what I have to say. You can say that too. No matter what may be in your past you can leave it all behind you if you will just accept Jesus in your heart and say so with your mouth. Just say “Lord Jesus, I know I have sinned and I am sorry. “Please forgive me and come into my life so that I can live in your kingdom forever. “In Jesus name, Amen”
…..Now, was that so hard to do? Find a Bible based, believing church, get a Bible, get your head in it and start looking for Jesus to come get us all. By the way, do you know that when you said that prayer a whole bunch of angels started partying?
..May the joy, and peace and love of Jesus be with you always.