Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Is it really that hard to accept to accept the verdict?

Is it really that hard to accept the verdict in yesterday's trial of Casey Anthony in Florida? Have we come to a place where we have forgotten our roots so quickly?

Are we so quick to jump to conclusions about the defense lawyers [we hate and loathe them], about the prosecution team [they're total buffoons] and about Casey Anthony [she clearly did it] that in all of this uproar for justice we are forgetting some of the tenants to our binding Christian Faith?

Call me crazy - say I don't want justice - say I am an insensitive idiot FOR NOT being disgusted and completely repulsed over the outcome of this trial - but friends - we're missing something.

Read with me:

1 Again there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan also came among them to present himself before the LORD. 2 The LORD said to Satan, “Where have you come from?” Then Satan answered the LORD and said, “From roaming about on the earth and walking around on it.” 3 The LORD said to Satan, “Have you [a]considered My servant Job? For there is no one like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man [b]fearing God and turning away from evil. And he still holds fast his integrity, although you incited Me against him to [c]ruin him without cause.” 4 Satan answered the LORD and said, “Skin for skin! Yes, all that a man has he will give for his life. 5 However, put forth Your hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh; he will curse You to Your face.” 6 So the LORD said to Satan, “Behold, he is in your [d]power, only spare his life.”

7 Then Satan went out from the presence of the LORD and smote Job with sore boils from the sole of his foot to the crown of his head. 8 And he took a potsherd to scrape himself while he was sitting among the ashes.

9 Then his wife said to him, “Do you still hold fast your integrity? Curse God and die!” 10 But he said to her, “You speak as one of the foolish women speaks. Shall we indeed accept good from God and not accept adversity?” In all this Job did not sin with his lips. [Job 2 1:10 NASB]

For most of us, in our flesh we feel something has been lost, that justice has not been served. That with all of our intuitive fiber - we feel - justice has escaped our earthly grasp and the enemy of God has won the day. Maybe he has, maybe he hasn't.

Our flesh crawled with disgust over what happened to precious little Caylee in her untimely death. Our hearts began to build an expectation and we were set on only receiving one answer in our minds which would truly satisfy us. GUILTY - no other verdict was acceptable.

"Guilty" was the word we were so desperately looking for yesterday and when it did not come - when it did not go as we expected - the flesh of the arm took over and our forgetful hearts, minds, mouths and all our strength cried out across thousands of call-in radio shows, internet blogs and forums to express our disgust with the legal system.

If I may, I would like to challenge that thinking.

As with Job, are we only to praise God, are we only to celebrate jury verdicts when they go our way? How about any situation in life for that matter.

No, we're not.

Regardless which way this trial went [for our against our expectation] we should embrace the outcome with a full reliance on God as our creator that justice was served.

Remember Jobs words, "Shall we indeed accept good from God and not accept adversity?"

Think about it.

Till next time,

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