Where Were You?
Updated: Feb 19, 2021
The plague of our generation is not COVID-19. It is a plague of indifference.
It is a lack of conviction that has slowly, but surely, numbed our desire for truth and weakened our recognition of evil. It has demanded tolerance, and has deemed a lack thereof as hatred.
Acceptance and unity is something that we all long for as human beings. It's innate. God created us to long for a utopia; He calls it heaven. But Jesus did not come into the world to bring this kind of peace. He came to bring the truth.
His truths have contrasted the ways of the world since He lived in the world. Matthew chapter 10 illustrates exactly this contrast, and gives me some peace in the midst of so much division. He said, "Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword." Matthew 10: 34.
We will all meet Jesus one day.
At the end of our lives He will look compassionately into our eyes, knowing the world we were asked to navigate through, and He will ask,
"Where were you?"
Where were you, when they attacked my church, demonized her teachings, and scattered my sheep?
Where were you, when they abandoned me because of the sins of my shepherds?
Where were you, when they called immorality a personal preference and murder a personal choice?
Where were you, when they watered down my truths for the sake of their convenience?
Where were you, when they glorified those living for themselves, but mocked those living for me?
“Whoever acknowledges me before others, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven. But whoever disowns me before others, I will disown before my Father in heaven"
"Where were you?"
I pray that one day I can look back into his eyes, with tired hands, and say,
"I was fighting for you."