500 DEATHS AND COUNTING
One would think that by this time Texans would have the stench of death reeking in their nostrils to such an extent that they would be repulsed by the actions which the government takes in their name. Nevertheless the march into the realm of death continues under the guise of self-appointed righteousness. Perhaps it is beyond the grasp of the average Texas citizen to understand that we have all sinned against God. Therefore none are worthy of the gift of life. Let’s take it one step further and identify sin for what it is: Sins are crimes against a loving God. How blind are those who fail to understand that we will all stand before God and give an account of our actions, active and passive. How we treat others will be the measuring stick ultimately used in the application of mercy to our own life activities. If I give my personal assent to activities perpetrated in my name then I share in the legacy which derives from these actions. As a people this becomes our legacy.
Death as a culture wears many masks. While the minions of government are busy executing criminals in one part of Texas, another rises in the state house to argue for the propriety of killing unborn infants. In a vehement argument in support of abortion rights, a supporter recently made a passionate plea on behalf of legislative efforts to preserve abortion rights. Will the killing never stop? How far can we as a people offend a loving God and refuse to consider the consequences of our behaviors? Have we failed to consider the lessons of history particularly the history of His chosen people? We mock God and His law of love, mercy and forgiveness at great personal risk to our persons and to our nation. Thankfully I grew up in an era when the rules were much clearer than they appear to be today. In that period homosexuality was illegal, abortion was a crime punishable by a stiff prison sentence and euthanasia was viewed as murder. As a people we recognized the inherent dangers in embracing activities which clearly violated God’s laws for our lives.
Somewhere in the last few generations we have lost our way and live our lives in a manner which suggests that there will never be any consequences for our outrageous actions. What happened to us as a nation that we have lost our fear of God? Do we as a people really believe that there will never be an accounting for our actions or inactions in the face of indifference to life? God forgive us for the things that are being done in our name across this nation. There is yet time to pull back from the precipice upon which we totter as a nation. This is a call to the individual consciences of readers and a purposeful plea to return to a right relationship with Our Creator. While He is a loving God, quick to forgive our trespasses, He will not stand by forever and remain silent as we mock His law of love through the continued demands for our individual rights and the personal expression of our wicked desires. Perhaps as a nation we have lost our way, but as individuals we can still seek His path for our lives.