Scripture is our guide this week.
Carving. I am simply aghast at the links our esteemed president will go to extend his legacy. It has been revealed to all that brother Don reached out to the government of the state of South Dakota to inquire about having his own image carved into Mount Rushmore. I believe we as citizens should raise our voices regarding this matter. In support of this belief, let us turn to the Scriptures in the book of Luke chapter 19 verse 40 where we read the Lords words, “I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out.” I just don’t want to have to imagine those four former presidents carved in stone suddenly screaming bloody murder. Amen?
Communication. Speaking of our leader, let us turn to his apparent gifts of communication in changing certain geographical pronunciations. I have long admired the Lord’s natural beauty in places like Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon. I just don’t feel that the fine people who operate a certain eastern California national treasure appreciate having its pronunciation changed in such a way that it comes off as some boorish jerk calling out for his Jewish friend. Nor do I feel that Brother Trump’s rebranding of a beautiful Asian country to a “land of the upper leg” is very prudent. Let us pray.
Commandment. Let us turn to scripture in the Old Testament, or for my Jewish friends, the Bible. Exodus chapter 20 verse 4 contains the Second Commandment. From the New Living Translation, the words are, “you must not make for yourself an idol of any kind.” In light of this scripture, it may come as no surprise that I have never been a fan of that alleged reality show about American Idolatry. In particular, to have a show of such flagrant disregard for the Second Commandment closely identified with a man of such snark and venom as Brother Simon Cowell, seems to add insult to injury. Observe ye then how the Lord moves in mysterious ways. Brother Cowell recently was stricken with a broken back after a simple accident involving an electric bicycle. To which I say, “Simon……God don’t like ugly.”