Thursday, February 4, 2016

Rallying Around Huston

I have been cogitating further on the recent article I wrote about Living 3D in a 2D World.  Though I am no scientist, I am well aware that in actual point of fact, we do not live in a 2 dimensional world, but in one that at least has 4 dimensions.  The primary 4 dimensions are length, width, depth and time.  But, my point is that most inhabitants of planet earth live their lives shallowly and without regard to time as it marches on.

Further mulling over what I referred to as the Third dimension and which roughly translates to the dimension of depth, I concluded that depth is not so much about physical depth as it is about spiritual depth, and that the Wisdom we are receiving from the many ways that God is communicating with us in these times is what takes us into the depths.

As Psalm 42:7 says:
Deep is calling to deep
by the roar of your cataracts (waterfalls)
all your waves and breakers
have rolled over me.
Though God is evident in the first and second dimension, He resides fully in the 3rd dimension, the dimension of depth, the dimension of the heart.  He calls us to join Him in the depth, to let Him roll over us, cleanse us, for from the heart of Jesus "flow streams of living water." Jn 7:38

So, today as we read in Charlie Johnston's article at The Next Right Step entitled "Houston We Have a Problem", we are called to action, but we are also called to further contemplate the call to Depth.

When we read about what has transpired in Houston, where a Grand Jury apparently goes searching for breaches of the law, and rather than indicting those they were allegedly investigating, indicts the whistle blowers who brought the matter forward in the first place, we must know that something is afoot.

Of course, the Harris County DA, Devon Anderson stated that they just followed the evidence.  Not everyone is in thrall to this statement, though it was delivered with sincerity.  The DA seems to have taken to heart a quote often attributed to comic stars George Burns and Groucho Marx: "Sincerity is the key to success.  When you can fake that you've got it made."

But the real truth of the matter is more likely found elsewhere.  While in his position as Chief Judge of the New York Court of Appeal, Judge Sol Wachtler stated in 1985: "Any good prosecutor can get a grand jury to indict a ham sandwich."  Judge Wachtler found this out personally several years later when he was indicted himself.

However, 1985 was a different time, and DA Anderson was able to bypass indicting the ham sandwich on her plate, while going after baloney.

Charlie Johnston has called readers to action in defense of David Daleiden, and his partner "in imaginary crime" Susan Merritt.  When the videos were first released and then more came to light, of the sale of aborted baby bodies and parts by Planned Parenthood, we should have been disgusted, and rallied behind the inhumanity being presented to us by workers from Planned Parenthood.  Many wept.  Many were suitably appalled, and many have stepped up to stand against this evil.

Yet, for as disgusting as the video evidence is, "There's a kind of hush all over the world" that has nothing to do with lovers in love, but lovers of self, ignoring truth and the beauty of mercy.

Lyrics from the Song "Adam, Where are You" by Christian singer Don Francisco ring out:

And though the curse has long been broken
Adams' sons are still the prisoners of their fears
Rushing helter skelter to destruction with their fingers in their ears.
While the Fathers voice is calling with an urgency I've never heard before
"Won't you come in from the darkness now before it's time to finally close the door?"
The call to action today by Charlie is totally consistent with the deeper call he has given us to Acknowledge God, Take the Next Right Step, and be a Sign of Hope to Others.

We live in a very shallow world, but we are called to the depth.  Yes, we should take action against injustice that we see, and Charlie has laid out for us injustice in Harris County, Texas that should not go unnoticed, and unanswered.

But, Huston is merely one of many signs of the times, most of which we have ignored for far too long.  If the injustice in Huston becomes a tipping point for believers to come to the aid of their fellows then this is a good thing.

But, this is just the beginning!

Adam, Where Are You? - Don Francisco

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