Two Pictures

Contrasts. They’re everywhere. The bare trees, yellow grass, and dark skies of winter are eventually followed by the sunny, green days of summer featuring full, leafy trees and colorful flowers. A majestic mansion on a hill outside your hometown versus an old, dilapidated shack in a neighborhood where no one cares. A smelly garbage heap and a fragrant flower garden. As I observe our world, I see disparities everywhere.

An event caught my attention recently—the Asberry Revival. The 24 hours-a-day revival continued for over two weeks.

I viewed video after video of the event. Young people, some on their knees, humbled themselves and confessed their sins. Others stood, eyes closed, in praise and worship of God. The joyful expressions on faces spoke the message. God was among them.

Then there were other videos on TV and in the news. Other young people, mutilated and disfigured because they defied God. They claimed He didn’t know what He was doing when He created them. A girl decided to become a boy and took hormones and other measures to change her sex. Boys were butchered on a doctor’s operating table in an effort to become a girl.

Two opposing pictures? One portrayed youth who were filled with God’s Holy Spirit. Another group who defied God.

“Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. Romans 12:21 

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