Friday, March 25, 2005

Good Friday

For my first entry into my inaugural blog, I want to make a comment concerning Good Friday. While Terri Schiavo suffers at the hands of her murderous husband, I feel helpless to do anything about it. Sure, I called and e-mailed the governor and spoke up on her behalf. I have prayed for her several times a day. But I still feel helpless.

I wonder what Jesus' supporters felt while watching Him hang on the cross. Helpless? Probably. Desperate? Angry? Despondent? Maybe any or all of these. I think I'm feeling all of these today.

I am thankful that there is always the hope of Sunday morning. Though skies are dark today, I know there will be a final resurrection that will wipe every cloud away. Justice will be done. The innocent will be exonerated, and the guilty will be swept into judgment. May God bring His righteous hand to bear soon.

In the meantime, I fear that our nation is plunging into a culture of death far more quickly than I had imagined earlier. If Terri dies at the hands of her husband, this will be a watershed event that may dwarf the significance of Roe versus Wade. Not only will there be a precedent for cruelly starving human beings based on the word of an obviously unfaithful husband, we will likely move into an era in which it will become our duty to die when our lives become inconvenient. Mark my words. Those days are upon us.

Bryan Davis
http://www.dragonsinourmidst.com

5 comments:

pjlr said...

Good post on your inaugural day. Too bad it has to be about such a dark subject. It's a good thing you posted about "Sunday coming." While I too hurt for what is happening in our culture in this day, I look forward to that day when Jesus finalizes his work and makes all things new.

Clefspeare said...

Thank you. It is a dark subject. It's hard to be lighthearted today.

I think I'll write something more uplifting on Sunday.

Lynne said...

Gloomy... but yes... all things will come new and be redeemed. I can very much empathize with the idea of a 'culture of death'.. that is very much what we live in. A culture that loves death and fears dying. It's painful to see, the harm that is inflicted on people and the earth and everything in our world. Really the only thing we can do is trust. Trust that God will fit it all into his plan and will bring things to how they are meant to be, no matter how long (by our time) it takes.

Mrs. J. and Miss J. said...

Reality in a fallen world can be dark, but must be faced in order to know our enemy and how the Word of God will work to overcome such.
Mrs. J.

Mrs. J. and Miss J. said...

Reality in a fallen world can be dark, but must be faced in order to know our enemy and how the Word of God will work to overcome such.
Mrs. J.