My heart is stirred by a noble theme as I recite my verses for the king; my tongue is the pen of a skillful writer. Psalm 45:1
It’s actually been a while since I’ve thought of my tongue as the pen of a skillful writer (note Exhibits A and B, published in 2002) so I was kind of tickled earlier today when some verses just rolled off of it.
These were written in response to Charlie Peacock’s blog post on The Prison of Presumption. You can read it by clicking on this link: http://godpeopleplace.wordpress.com
So since I’m sort of attached to the verses, I’ll share them here for all of you AnointedWithJoy readers. Or should I say BOTH of you. TeeHee
Opining opens chasms cowards cannot cross,
Defining drops of drama in a downpour of thoughts.
Yet hiding who we are limits who we may become,
For in the end we are each only part of the One.
Putting your opinion out in the public forum on Facebook, Twitter, WordPress, Instagram, etc. allows for responses to your opinion from a wide variety of readers. Some may applaud you; some not agree with you; and some may be downright antagonistic. Are you prepared for that when you add your two-cents worth to the Internet conversation?
When the story of Andrew Tahmooressi – our Marine stranded in the Mexican jail – first broke, other stories in the press were about the continued influx of illegal aliens and about the exchange of several terrorist leaders for Army sergeant Bowe Bergdahl. A couple of you may remember that I tweeted that the U.S. should trade Tahmooressi for 10,000 Mexicans stranded here in the States illegally.
Of course I was just being flippant, but quick as a whip I got a series of 25 hateful responses from some unknown person defending illegal aliens and saying that Tahmooressi deserved to be in jail because he had broken the law.
Did I bravely respond with the facts of Tahmooressi’s trespass into Mexico? No I did not.
Did I diplomatically inform my unknown twit-assailant that the illegal aliens had also broken laws? Well, no I didn’t do that either.
Did I address his racist charges by letting him know that I used Mexicans as examples not because all illegal aliens are Mexicans, but because Tahmooressi was in a Mexican jail? Nope.
Know what I did? I deleted my tweet. Shaking my head. Such a jelly belly coward am I.
So God opens up the whole world to hear what I have to say about him…
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. (Philippians 4:13) Without Him I can do nothing. (John 15:5) Not even cross the road.