Saturday, June 09, 2007
Ahhh, The Sins of Our Youth,
This bumper sticker caught my eye the other day in the parking lot of Wild Oats Market. It's one of those stickers I love to hate and causes me to roll my eyes back in my head. Actually, it was a little potpourri of offensive slogans on a bright red Prius-like car. So I rolled my eyes and then went for my camera.
But, far be it from me to cast the first, big stone, since I was once a sixties liberal and espoused all the "ism" ideals au current at the time. Just give me another 'ism' and I'd embrace it, many years ago. (Though I never cared to put the manifestation of it on my bumper.)
But then reality bit. And reality can have very sharp teeth.
It bit all of us on 9-11.
Long before the attacks however, I began to see with new eyes. Thank God I was delivered from such foolishness and know now there is no co-existing with evil, or appeasing those who want to wipe us or others off the face of the earth. (Mr. Olmert, are you ever going to get it? )
The "wouldn't it be nice" bumper sticker above can best be viewed to the "wouldn't it be nice" Beach Boys music below, a real blast from our "wouldn't it've been nice until reality bit" past.
Peace on Earth will happen one day, but not until Christ comes again, as He surely will. That's Jesus Christ, not Al Gore, Hillary, Barack Obama or even Fred. May we all be ready--not just with bumper stickers on our cars, but by truly turning to Him.