How long must I wrestle with my thoughts and every day have sorrow in my heart? How long will my enemy triumph over me? Psalm 13:2 (NIV)
By Bobby R. Henry, Sr.
This is a piece that I wrote in 2009, the only things that are different now, six (6) years later are police killings of innocent people of color have increased and the lies told by our justice system have come home like chickens to roost. Presidential candidates are not hiding behind their lies of tolerance and a war against the police has become just as violent as what some misguided officers are perpetrating against citizens. We are finding ourselves confronted with the question of which came first the chicken or the egg? Then too, the question of which lives truly matter?
“You lie”! Shouted U. S. Representative Joe Wilson at a comment made by President Obama from the floor of Congress. “I will shove this F*&%ing ball down your F*&%ing throat”, is what appeared to have been said by an upset Serena Williams over an obvious bad call to a Ball Judge at the U. S. Open Semi Finials. “I’m sorry, but Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time,” a disgruntled Kanye West told the audience at the MTV VMA awards as he snatched the microphone from singer Taylor Swift.
These are only a few of the noted comments of the frustrations that are bellowing from the mouths of those that are in the spotlight everyday and should, one would think, know better.
People are showing up at Health Care rallies with guns and assault rifles. The Republican Right is so wrong that it is about to cause an implosion in this country.
While the Democrats are being so politically correct they are allowing the incorrectness of others to dictate the heated atmosphere of this country.
Floods, diseases, political mutiny and lack of respect, family turmoil added with Church dysfunction; all point to a world in chaos.
While one might disagree, the obivious is for certain; we are doomed if we don’t find a way to respect one another.
How long will the enemy mock you, O God? Will the foe revile your name forever? Psalm 74:10
Even though the vile outbursts, needed or not, show people spewing pent up irritations at those of differing hues.
Are they coincidences or are they indications of what we are about to witness on the many stages of life.
Weapons by the hundreds are being brought to every level of our schools and our students are being killed in our schools as well as continually on our streets.
Who has the remedy? Who is willing to take a stand for what is right or better yet, do we know what is right?
What we once considered unacceptable has now become tolerable and we are quick to defend that which is inadequate for an amenable way of life. It’s as if we are giving up and allowing the sick people to run the asylums.
There is only so much a people can withstand, tolerate or stomach, before something regurgitates, backs up or blows up. The ‘finger in the dike’ won’t solve the problem; pointing fingers will not either; there must be concerted actions of ALL those concern that we don’t pull this country further apart.
I pray that what appears to be a stronghold for the wicked is only a mirage and a figment of my imagination coupled with my nothingness compared to the indeterminate KNOWLEDGE of GOD.
“How long will you defend the unjust and show partiality to the wicked? Selah Psalm 82:2(NIV)
It is not for us to know; we must have FAITH supported by good works of an equal action!
“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
2 Chronicles 7:14 (NKJ)
THERE IS AN APPOINTED TIME FOR EVERYTHING. AND THERE IS A TIME FOR EVERY EVENT UNDER HEAVEN — Ecclesiastes 3:1 (NASB)