Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Wrong theology, wrong living…

The fog lies low in the gray green evergreens on the hillside outside my window

The rain drums on the roof over my head

The lamp glows cozy on the table beside me

This is the world I love

The world that feels comfortable safe to me

This small world of home and family and just us

And I’d like to stick my head in the sand and pretend there’s nothing out there

No news is good news

Don’t tell me about football coaches who molest little boys

Or child sex trafficking right here in my city

Or the economy spiraling out of control

And wasn’t Jesus supposed to come and sweep us all away before the world got so ugly

So maybe I’ll just stick my head in the sand

And pretend the ugly doesn’t exist

And stay right here

Until He comes


Still following,




Just felt the need to clarify that I am being facetious in the above post.

While my flesh my want to ignore the ugliness and hurting around us and stay tucked away safely in my comfortable, cozy little life, I know that the Word of God teaches that we are to be salt and light in our culture.

I have also had a theological shift in my thinking in my latter years regarding the coming of Christ.

When younger, His return to me was the great escape of the lukewarm church from a hell bound world.

I just don’t believe we’re going to get off that easy anymore.


  1. Wow, Elizabeth! You are speaking/writing my thoughts exactly. The Lord has been reminding me of this verse over and over the last SEVERAL weeks:

    "Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things." Philippians 4:8

    As much as I would love to just seclude myself and ignore the world around me, I still have a job to do until my Groom comes! But I have to be prepared to face the world and not let it's ugliness drag me down... so I think on these things!

    God bless you!

  2. i'm with you on this ..
    too terrible - horrid - grievous
    my mind and heart can't grasp
    the evil ..
    dear Lord ..........

  3. You expressed my heart completely, except that the spiraling economy has so greatly impacted my family that I can't stick my head in the sand. It keeps getting piled on top of us.

    I grieve for the children. I grieve for a culture that would turn a blind eye whether it's in the locker room or at the bar around the corner.

    I kept trying to remind myself that there is nothing new under the sun, but then I realized that there IS something new. What's new is that the gospel of Jesus Christ is being spread to corners of the world not even known at the time that Jesus told us to watch and wait for that to happen.

    So I watch and wait. I wait with a great hope that these birth pains that I feel are coming closer and closer and, well, you know...

  4. we live in a sadly broken world...if we stick our heads in the sand far too many will miss the most beautiful thing we have to offer....

  5. I have thoughts like yours everyday too. I hate to watch the news most days. But I also know that the good in this world will always outweigh the bad.

  6. My dear, little mother says, 'I'm tired of this world' - think she is feeling the same way. Tired of it all but so thrilled when we reach out of our 'hide-aways' and someone's life is changed!

  7. I feel the same way. It overwhelms me sometimes. Jesus has overcome the world. He is our only rest.

  8. oh, i feel this way too. i would keep my boys hugged close, inside, away from the world if i could... well, i could, i guess, but deep down i know that even that couldn't save them. sigh. i long for heaven with you friend. xo

  9. Good post. I think a lot of us in church are going through that. I think we'll get breakthroughs and God will bless us with resources, but it will be different than we might've thought and it will be used for justice purposes. The phrase that came to me while writing was "Tears toward a purpose".

  10. I've often felt the same way and often wonder where He is when I hear the news on the TV. I know that my attitude about not caring 'about them' and just getting out are so very wrong.

  11. I am so glad I found your blog...I need you! Thanks for being there with The Word.

  12. I LOVE it! Nicely put, we need to remember who we are and who God is! I just want to say that I LOVE the music playing every time I visit your site, it makes me not want to leave :) Could you tell me the artist?


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