Surely you understand why I refuse to answer you. 

I see you when you mock my God. 

I see you when you chuckle at my religion like its nothing more than a set of archaic rites.

I see you when you ask why the whole world has gone mad.  

"What is WRONG with people" you cry and I just smile quietly and read the next post.

I’m not ignoring you. Really I’m not.  I just don’t think you want the answer that I have for you.

Ask me what I believe and I will tell you. 

Ask me if God is true and fair and just and I’ll cry yes, yes and yes.

Ask me if Jesus died for you too and I’ll whisper quietly to you, "yes, of course."

You see, I know that man has not “gone” mad. 

The world has been mad since the first two sinners thought themselves larger than God.  Jesus died for our sins.  All you have to do is believe in him.  If you believe in Jesus you follow the law because you love Him. 

The law says thou shalt not do murder

If you don’t believe in God then you don’t believe in Jesus. 

If you don’t believe in Jesus then you don’t believe in the law.  If you don’t believe in the law then you can do any damned thing you want. 

Many hang on to a halfway morality with nothing to compel them but it is a farce and they know it deep in their hearts and some… some do not hang on. 

You call those people “sick” or “mad” and yet you stare riveted to their handiwork. 

You watch hour after hour of “as it happens” news. 

You follow the path of every bullet.  Understand the pooling of every puddle of blood.  You count every casing and catalog them by type. 

And slowly, slowly, another follows the path of evil.  The path of social glorification that means everyone in the country knows your name. You move closer to that sickness and, eventually, become it.

I have the answer you seek. It’s an easy one. Do you want it?

It is this: All of the blood that ever needed to be spilled was spilled on a hill named Golgotha where a King and a thief died on the same day.

And it is this: One of them walked away from it.


8 thoughts on “Surely

  • December 20, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    Awesome, I love it. I heard something pretty cool after the shooting the other day, Someone said “where was Jesus during the massacre,” and another answered “we voted him out a long time ago.” We are ok with thievery until someone stills our wallet, and ok with getting Jesus out of the way until we wish he was there. As difficult as it may be to accept, there is only one way, because there is only one person in history who demonstrated he had the power to overcome death, and therefore give life….Jesus. Great post!

    • December 20, 2012 at 5:15 pm

      Thank you. I struggled with this one because I wanted it to be gentle but direct. Too many believe too little anymore.

      I remember a fantasy novel that I read many years ago in which a tribe of aboriginals was attempting to kill a missionary. The Missionary calls to his interpreter and asks, “Why are they trying to kill me!?” and the interpreter responds, “Because you ate their God!” (a coconut) … “Right!” the missionary called back, “That’s OK then. Tell them that they can have mine!”

      The point is that between these groups there was a common understanding about the size of God. The missionary understood the gravity of the situation and the warranted anger at his having destroyed something “holy” to the aborigines. Today, that understanding is missing… today the missionary would yell back, “it was a coconut for Gods Sake”!

      This saddens me.

  • December 20, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    Tommy, Chris posted this. So wonderfully said. My heart just sings when I realize so many of Chris’ friends are now such spiritual young men. Bless you. Chris’ Mom

    • December 20, 2012 at 8:10 pm

      Thank you Mrs Gail. That means a lot to me.

      • December 20, 2012 at 11:30 pm

        Okay Tommy, I stand corrected. There are actually 3 people that read my posts. Thanks, man. God Bless.

        • December 20, 2012 at 11:41 pm

          Hah! I’m glad you posted tonight. I had missed reading your Thanksgiving post. It was worth it.


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