We are indeed in a world of perpetual conflict and that in itself is tragic in appearance! Being that we live in the finite material plane the consequence of which is death or an end point does have a sad or tragic component on its face, but, here we can see clearly with faith or belief in the Supreme Being or Creator by that faith; that this also is an opportunity to begin a life of eternity by way of this temporary gauntlet of contrasts from sorrows to ecstasies.
What I saw in an essay written by a devout Christian referencing the possible lessons to be learned by the pandemic is something I’ve thought about quite a lot lately just like many of you I’m sure. I see the hypocrisy of modern mankind which generates false narratives or even attitudes of trying to be “immortal” if not in actuality at least in attitude, that we humans with all of our technology now have a chip on our collective shoulders, that we can claim some sort of victory over many things; how even having landed on the moon has certainly proved this conjecture!
So, we became arrogant with the presumptive inherent and consequential thinking that we can with our tools overcome just about anything! We see this attitude in the Big Pharma or Cosmetic industries that constantly inundate the public with basically a type of “political campaign” and “brainwashing,” to use this medication to defeat one problem or another, while using another medication to relieve some symptom or difficulty, usually caused by the preceding medication. All the while, the majority of people are led to think they can also fight the aging process, being youthful and glowing into old age; which is to me an example of the blind leading the blind or the proverbial, search for the “fountain of youth, creating such a vain self-absorbed race of beings who are preoccupied with superficiality and selfish pursuits; all of which are actually “antichrist in their nature!” As the other essay stated, death is inevitable and nothing we can do as I see it, is going to stop not only death from claiming anyone or anything in this realm, but, not even the inevitable breakdown or decay of any matter in this universe can be reversed or halted, because of the perpetual conflict of the elements upon one another of which these things are composed, here in this temporary life! Yes, so many resist this truth while at the same time finding no fault or extreme defect in the acceptance of the boldfaced lie of destroying purely innocent, beautiful UNBORN life, as though it is nothing more than some inconvenient wart or outgrowth that must be removed and disposed of as so much unneeded tissue! What I point to here is the gravity and amount of sin that prevails in our human civilization, requires a “full measure of absolute justice” from the only source that can exact it upon a wayward race of beings, created by the one and only Supreme Being; God the Almighty.
Sadly, I have to say I’m many times disgusted with mankind and think we all deserve far worse than what we’ve gotten already, and that its coming upon us swiftly! All the while, the beautiful gift and opportunity of our precious lives is still allowing us that one chance to turn to the “only” source of truth and everlasting life, Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, while we still have this great opportunity! Therein, is the silver lining in this latest of dark clouds to befall mankind; that many may awaken to the stark reality of what is really happening in this world, and, what we can and cannot do about it. We are after all told in Holy Scriptures to put “all of our trust” in the Lord, not in other men, governments, science or philosophies, and not even ourselves, which is way overemphasized in today’s “me culture!”
Psalm 118:8 “It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.”
I’m including an essay I wrote early this week which may explain more of my reasoning regarding this view I have. Thank you for this opportunity to share and seek the true light that only comes from our beloved Jesus Christ! I know where I need to put all of my emphasis and I see how this life is mainly a chance to make one huge decision and mean it; which will determine where my soul will spend eternity, a decision that can and is required to be made by those of us with the faculties to make it; in either a short or very long lifetime; this is what it comes down to. Amen.
“Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6