It’s late at night…or early in the morning depending on how you look at it, and though I tried to stay quiet and not chime in on the Friday’s Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage, I feel I need to clear my mind.
1) How do I feel? I’m a Christian. You already know how I feel. I don’t agree with it, but okay.
2) How do I feel? I’m torn about partnership rights. I feel like marriage is something that is meant for man and woman. I feel like partnership rights are meant for people who are married…but I also feel like partnership rights may be a civil rights issue. But I can’t say.
I feel like it’s not that simple for an open-minded human being like myself to come to a conclusion. But I’m a Christian first.
There are people who I love who will be affected by the words that come out of my mouth.
I think about my former student who struggled before he came out, struggled after he came out, and still struggles today.
I think about all the mean people who spew venom in the name of Christianity.
And, then, ultimately I think about the Word of God.
I think about the fact that this isn’t my decision just like many other decisions in my life. I can’t only want God to be a light unto my feet and a lamp unto my path until it’s something I disagree with it. I can’t only follow his word when it’s comfortable.
Transparency moment: It is VERY hard for Christians to obey the commands of God. That’s why we have grace and forgiveness – and that’s why we have to extend that same grace and forgiveness to others.
When we don’t seek God, our mouths and pompous attitudes can get us into a lot of trouble. However, with the right dose of love, conviction, grace, and forgiveness, you could lead someone to God.
I do believe there is a time for holy anger; I’m there…but more with society…more with the enemy…more with the mess.
Society is on its way to hell in a hand basket, and I can’t take it.
I can’t take all the racial wars going on.
I can’t take people wanting Christians to tolerate what’s happening in society without showing respect for our beliefs.
I can’t take how people could put God so low on the totem pole.
I can’t take the lasciviousness.
I can’t take THOTs, twerking, community destruction, foul language in songs, and so much more.
The world is operating in a depraved state. I just want people to know Jesus.
Someone who doesn’t get it right all the time, but still has faith that tomorrow can be better than today.
Lord, help me as I wait for my tomorrow to come. Amen.