Sunday, March 12, 2017

Psalm (4)

My enemies are subtle,
I am not.
Though I thought myself reasonable I have wished for their demise,
And justice is a hammer that should be wielded against them.
They have earned my ire.
They deserve my opposition.
To see them destroyed, knowing they have wrought it upon themselves,
How I would rejoice in my heart and laugh in their midst.
They are ignorant, and they are weak.
Their earnings should be pain and suffering for their despicable actions against me.
Have you heard their words?
Have you seen their actions?
Would you not agree they are worthy of suffering?
Should I be so concerned with them, as they have not concerned themselves with me?
No, they have done only what is terrible towards me and my family,
They have not spared us, not a single one.
They do not withhold their anger, or their venom.
Reciprocation is what they deserve.

Oh Lord, why have you cursed me so?
Why have You spoken Your will to my heart, and illuminated my soul with Your righteousness?
I should be happy in their demise, yet You say otherwise.
What a burden to know Your love, so complete and so true,
To know Your love burns not just for me, but for those set against me.
You do not desire the destruction of your children.
You did not die so they may be destroyed.
Oh, that I did not understand Your will for all to be saved,
Your will that all would see Your glory, and praise Your name.
You do not see their ignorance and set Your face against them,
But you set Your Son against their chains, and desire me to proclaim their freedom.
You make it clear that justice is not my weapon, but Your gift,
Not to destroy, but to provide freedom and grace to all who would come to You.

Yes, Your judgement is righteous,
It should fall, not on some, but on all.
It burns away the darkness, and renders all payments to be made.
No one escapes it, and none shall be able to turn from it, as it is Yours and it will cover the earth,
Pure judgement from a pure King, a King whose wrath is kindled by the misdeeds and sins of nations.
And who has that wrath been set upon?
All have earned your ire.
All are deserving of Your opposition.
My own actions condemn me to the side of my enemies, none able to stand before Your righteous judgement.
Yes, on whom should Your wrath be poured out?
We have all fallen short.
I am no better than those who have set themselves against me.
The whole earth waits in expectation.

Oh Lord, what is this that you have done?
We have earned separation,
We are not worthy to be Your children.
Only one should be called Your Son, but You have seen to it we all may be accepted.
For the wrath we have deserved has been poured out.
Your judgement has been served.
And You have poured it all out on the One who was worthy of Your love.
Oh Lord, I have despised my enemies, and You have loved them.
You gave Yourself for them.
Teach me to do the same.
Show me Your ways and gather us together under Your wing.
You do not see what we deserve, but You see the blood of a perfect Sacrifice.
You see the One who loved us while we were yet His enemies.
Oh, that I could I love my enemies with such a perfect passion.
That I could demonstrate Your desire for all to come to You.

Oh Lord, do not leave me to my own devices.
Do not allow me to say words and turn my back on actions.
Burn Your passion for all of mankind into my heart,
And let me be an example of the love You have given freely.
You are love.
Let me be like You.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

New Year, New Something

Welcome to 2017. It is a new year, which means new beginnings (I guess), which means I should make goals (or whatever), and then try to hold myself accountable to them. Or, I could do nothing.

I kind of like the later option.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Rogue One: Five and Five

Did you see Rogue One? I saw Rogue One. And now I feel the need to tell you the five things I loved and the five things I didn't love about this movie.

You get the warning now: SPOILERS!

If you have not seen the movie, don't read this. Please. You are doing yourself a disservice. This post is meant for those who have seen it, and I welcome conversation on what you agree with and what you don't.

Last time: SPOILERS!

And on to the show...

Thursday, December 15, 2016

NaNoWriMo 2016: It was a win-win

NaNoWriMo 2016 is officially in the books, and for the third time in six years I am officially a, "winner," of the November writing project. The goal? Reach 50,000 words in thirty days, no simple feat, but I have done it, as this certificate will show.

But getting to 50k words isn't the end goal for any writer. The ultimate goal is to finish the story, edit it, and get it out for public consumption. In previous years, despite winning the 50k award, I did not complete the novels. They sit now in my hard drive awaiting to be returned to like a scorned lover remembering the better days.

This time, things were different.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

More Evidence The Media Doesn't Understand The St. Louis Rams Issue

***Update at the bottom***

If you didn't hear, the Rams left St. Louis to move to L.A. this year. If you didn't know that, you probably didn't know the Rams offered Jeff Fisher (the head coach) a contract extension today. And if you don't know who Jeff Fisher is, it's easily agreed upon that he is a sub-par head coach in the NFL, who has yet to lead the Rams to a winning season.

Enough about Jeff though. He's not the point of this post.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

100th Post: A Look Back at the Best

Since moving my humble blog to Google's Blogger, I have written (and posted) 99 blog entries. This one here marks the 100th posting on Faith.vs.Physics.

I thought it might be fun to take a look back at my most viewed blog postings, like a clip show on a kids cartoon, and count them down. I hope you enjoy, and maybe you will see an article listed here you never got a chance to read.

Here we go, my top ten posts!

Monday, November 14, 2016

Fear: The Real Winner in U.S. Politics

I'm afraid. Whether it be for myself, or someone I love, I'm afraid.

This is a common theme after the 2016 election. My social media feeds are full of statements like this. For what reason? Because a man won an election to sit in the highest office in the United States of America.

And what are these people afraid of? His policies? His Vice President's stance on social issues? The way he behaves toward women and minorities? Or, on an even broader scale, are they afraid that half of the country would elect a man with these behaviors, policies, and agendas?

All of the above.