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A young and successful executive was traveling down a neighborhood street, going a bit too fast, in his new Jaguar. He was watching for kids that might dart out from between parked cars and slowed down when he thought he saw something. As his car passed, no children appeared. Instead, a brick smashed into the Jag’s passenger door! He slammed on the brakes and backed up to where the brick had been thrown. The angry driver jumped out of the car, grabbed the nearest kid, and pushed him up against a parked car, shouting, “What was that all about and who are you? Why did you do that? That’s a new car and that brick you threw is going to cost a lot of money!”

The young boy was apologetic, “Please, mister ... please, I’m sorry, but I didn’t know what else to do. I threw the brick because no one else would stop.” With tears running down his face and dripping off his chin, the boy pointed to a spot just around the parked car, “It’s my brother!” he said. “He rolled off the curb and fell out of his wheelchair and I can’t lift him up!” Now sobbing and nearly incoherent, the boy asked the stunned executive, “Would you please help me get him back into his wheelchair? He’s hurt and I can’t do it alone.”

Moved beyond words, the driver tried to swallow the rapidly swelling lump in his throat. He hurriedly lifted the handicapped boy back into the wheelchair, then took out a linen handkerchief and dabbed at the fresh scrapes and cuts. A quick look told him everything was going to be okay. “Thank you, and may God bless you,” the grateful child told the stranger. Too shook up for words, the man simply watched the boy push his wheelchair-bound brother down the sidewalk toward their home. Slowly he walked back to the Jaguar. The damage was very noticeable, but he never repaired it. He left it there to remind him to never go through life so fast that someone has to throw a brick at you to get your attention.

[Romans 2:1-16, 21-24] God’s warnings to the Jews still stand as written, and a precedent to we who occupy His creation today. God’s anger is one thing, but his wrath is something I don’t wish to experience. The “Day of the Lord” has come several times on this earth while dealing with its disobedient inhabitants. God even destroyed Jerusalem, the Holy City, because of disobedience and corruption. Great empires have been brought down to ruin because their leaders wandered from the truth, which displeased the Creator of the universe.

We have a serious problem in the world today and this country is not exempt from the coming of God’s wrath, because we no longer fear Him. There was a day when our elected officials kissed babies to win a vote; yet, today it’s acceptable that they promise all voters the privilege of killing babies, so that they might win their favor. What’s wrong with this picture? Everything! We have leaders today who are not only bringing this country to ruin, but are passing legislation which will bring upon its citizens the wrath of God here in this life and in the next. The narrow gate is opened wider with every session of Congress, national and at the state level, which will condemn generations of people to hell for eternity.

God is only throwing bricks at us trying to get our attention by exposing corruption and wrongdoing in the leadership of our nation. If we do nothing about it, God will allow this country to run down to ruin. Have you made your vote count? Do you care what kind of society your grandchildren live in? Pray God will help us get back up and heal us.

Thomas W. Bonham is an associate minister with the Floresville Church of Christ. Email him at twbonham@hotmail.com. Find his column on his blog at http://wilsoncountynews.com.
 

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