A good friend has a bad hair day:
I lost one of the best dogs I’ve ever owned this morning and, to be perfectly honest with you, I’m taking this harder than I’ve taken the deaths of most the people in my life. The vet doesn’t know what happened: he just started acting strange at bedtime last night, by the middle of the night we had to take him in as an emergency case and then, by this morning, the lights were on, but no one was home anymore and we had to put him down. He was only 3 y/o. He was the smartest dog I’ve ever owned, and I’ve owned dogs my whole life. Now I can hardly stand to be in my shop to type this: it’s too quiet and I know that isn’t going to change anytime soon. But worse still, he was my wife’s first dog and they bonded tighter than most dogs ever bond to people. And we have a little female, too: a female whose whole world was connected to Buster. Tonight is going to be murder for both of them, which will break what little is left of my heart. I know it’s coming, yet there’s not a damned thing I can do about it. But there is something else I know that is coming, and there sure as hell is something I can do about it.
Sitting here, all alone in the silence of what used to be a shop filled with the sound and presence of my pushy friend; I can’t help but see and feel the parallel between what happened to Buster and what has happened to our society. Our lights may be on, but there’s no one home: this nation has lost its soul – me included. And I’ll tell you where it started: it began when we started telling ourselves we no longer needed God and started relying on ourselves instead of Him. We have placed our wisdom above His, and filled His place with modern day idols. Well, I’ll tell you something that is as certain as the sun rising tomorrow: unless and until we reverse directions, we will keep suffering calamity upon calamity.
20 Woe to those who call evil good
and good evil,
who put darkness for light
and light for darkness,
who put bitter for sweet
and sweet for bitter.
21 Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes
and clever in their own sight.
I under what these words mean, which is why I think I have suddenly lost my passion for the partisan BS that goes on in our nation today. I’ll say this to you plain: this nation has already been warned by God to turn back to Him – at least three times. I posted a story about this and it didn’t get much interest. This is why I think I am taking things so hard today: I see what is coming and my buddy, Buster, just put a face on the loss I know is coming. Unless we stop trying to solve our problems ourselves and we turn back to God and repent for our ways, we will be judged as a nation – and we will be no more.
If you doubt me, then ‘go do the homework I gave you.’ Start with Isaiah 9:10. Oh, and if you are a skeptic, then read “The Harbinger,” fact check everything in it for yourself, then come tell me how these real events could happen unless God had orchestrated them – because this defies any boastful claim to coincidence!