life has turned

“What comes into our minds when we think about God
is the most important thing about us.”

― A.W. Tozer

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(a camouflaged baby lizard lounges on the lemon tree / Julie Cook / 2015)

The funny thing about life is that God always has a way of whittling away the superfluous until He exposes the bare bones of the necessary.

And that necessary is here and now.

Because you see, life has taken a turn.

Not just my life but all our lives.

When an 85 year old priest, in a small town church has his throat slit while saying mass
as our media outlets offer but a mere passing mention because
they are too busy covering the
feeding frenzy of a political convention,
life has turned.

Oh we can all look the other way because that is there and we are here….
We can pretend that the reality isn’t really happening.
We can ignore the obvious growing importance of events in our world..
We can use the same smoke and mirrors our leaders and politicians prefer…
in order to alter the stinging truth…

but you see, there is no hiding the truth.

Because the truth cannot be hidden by the darkness for long.
All that is… will eventually come to light.

We are living in the midst of a war.
And there is an urgency growing by the day…

Yet very few wish to acknowledge the importance, the urgency, the raging battles.
Better to ignore the chaos, in hopes it goes away.
Better to decry the reasoning in hopes it isn’t real.

The lines have been drawn…long ago.
With each of us having our own personal battles…while the bigger war rages on…
As each individual battle links to the greater fight.

Yet sadly the majority still wants to ignore the reality of the truth.
They want to proclaim the obvious isn’t real.
They want to go about life as though everything is perfectly normal and fine…
Tiptoeing through the broken glass…

They want to desensitize themselves while gorging their insatiable appetites…
Growing fat and lazy so that when the time comes, they won’t be able to
heed the call….

Yet the call has been sounded.

The troops are amassing…
The smoke is rising on the horizon
and the sound of footsteps can be heard along the winds.

With life’s turn now taken,
there is no more time for looking back.

There are no longer those hidden places to hide.

The darkness will not be permitted to remain…
as all that has remained hidden is soon to be exposed…

The time to choose your position is now…
You have been called to ready the fortress, we all have been called…
Yet only a handful will answer….

What more will it take for you to understand…

“But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people.”
Second Timothy 3:1-5

8 comments on “life has turned

  1. Reblogged this on Talmidimblogging and commented:
    Amen and Amen!

  2. atimetoshare.me says:

    And Amen again!

  3. Scary words for those who want to play ostrich.

  4. Wally Fry says:

    “The time to choose your position is now…
    You have been called to ready the fortress, we all have been called…
    Yet only a handful will answer….”

    I will add more amens, and a big thank you for helping the rest of us with a great reminder.

  5. David says:

    The murder of the French priest was widely covered in the British media Julie, and the recent incidents in Germany have also been regularly in the news. But your presidential election is also getting a fair bit of cover.

    • David I get and understand that this is an incident considered “overseas”—as in it’s over there and not here… but in the grand scheme of things—I think the reporting of stories such as the priest and the German incidents trump (no pun intended 🙂 ) the “wonderful” speakers and what hollywood stars of who said this and that…Our national news has been spending over half of their air time with the convention and very little on any other news….and it has been duly noted that the democratic coverage has far exceeded the republican—I didn’t even turn the television on this evening…..and there has been no mention of the Catholic World Youth celebration in Poland…
      no nearly as important you know as to the latest insults and mud slinging…

  6. Amen and amen! And I’m not sure I would have ever seen that little lizard had you not said he was there. Good eye missy. And another great post is born out of something so simple! 🙂 ❤

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