Happy Sunday everyone! Hope everyone has been having a great weekend and enjoying some down time. I had a bit of a coughing fit last night and didn’t fall asleep until about 4:15 so just getting up and around. Coffee is in hand though and ready to fight another day.
Warped…Have you noticed how many things that God created have been warped into meaning something completely different today? Warped to the point that many do not even remember where it came from. I will bring 3 short examples to your attention this morning.
1. Marriage- this is the obvious one. Now before the hate train piles up on me I am not judging anyone because of their lifestyle choices; what I am saying is that God the Creator of all things also created marriage. He created it to be between one man and one woman. Today this has been warped into all different variations, none of which God intended.
2. Rainbows- This one in particular is intriguing because God created the rainbow as a sign of a promise between Him and mankind that He would never again destroy the Earth with a flood. A sign that still is shown today for those that constantly demand a sign that He still exists. Interestingly enough, this is the symbol that the Pride movement has embraced to promote their way of living. Again, not judging but make no mistake that the use of the rainbow is basically giving the middle finger to God and it is very intentional. Kind of hypocritical if you ask me coming from a group of people that preach about love for ALL people.
3. Fasting- This really gets my goat because fasting has become a new trend word just like blessing. We use the word but do not perform the action in the way it was intended. God created fasting as a way to give something up, for a temporary time, so we could spend more time with God in prayer. I guess that is why the tradition of Lent always has confused me because it seems more like a way to self promote rather than to spend more time with God. (And oh by the way, fasting was supposed to be done in secret. Don’t believe me? Look it up. I won’t do the work for you).
There are so many things that this world has taken from God and warped into a worldly and most of the time sacrilegious act. What others can you think of? Love to hear from you all.
Have a blessed day!