I don’t want to write this blog.
I’m going to do it anyway.
First of all, I want you to know something. I love you. Maybe I don’t even know you, but I love you just the same. You are a person created in God’s image. You are valuable, and you are loved.
There has been so much animosity lately. We’ve all felt it. It’s not ok. Especially within the body of Christ. We have got to see past our differences to the things that we have in common or we have a long, unpleasant road ahead of us.
I have been wrestling with whether or not to share my thoughts on all that’s been going on lately. I desire to keep the main thing the main thing, and that is God and his love. But I also have a strong conviction to share some information that keeps me up at night. Although I will surely get blasted for my beliefs, I can’t let that be the reason I keep quiet.
Let me also say this: I believe wholeheartedly each person should make decisions based on their own convictions. What I don’t believe is that those decisions should be made for them. Period.
What I also believe in my heart is that there’s a thing behind the thing. By that I mean there is much more to this current crisis than is presented. And I think there are some really bad people behind it. I know, I know. I don’t want it to be true. Just hear me out.
This whole thing is absolutely terrible. We’ve all been thrown into this ocean together, and we’re taking whatever life rafts are thrown our way. The problem is, when the people throwing the life rafts are the ones who pushed you in, it’s hard to trust their intentions.
I am simply going to share some resources that have been helpful to me in formulating thoughts on the current climate. I know I don’t know everything, and there’s a chance I could be wrong. What I do understand is human nature, and when people have everything to lose and nothing to gain by speaking out, they are probably telling the truth.
I also recognize that people who have everything to gain by keeping nations dependent and paralyzed by fear have every reason to keep a good thing going.
Here are some videos from people who know what they’re talking about. I hope these are helpful, and you certainly are more than welcome to disregard what they say. But maybe hear them out first.
*Disclaimer for the video above: Really compelling information but one video she shows a clip of was a doctor misspeaking. I looked it up because the numbers seemed unlikely, and it was, in fact, an error. The video is absolutely still worth watching.
My reason for sharing all of the information above is to ask humbly for people to one, to entertain the thought that perhaps there is more than one side to this story, and two, to encourage others to stand up against the un-Schmonstitutional dates of man that are dividing us and causing honest, hard-working people to lose their livelihoods simply because they are hesitant to put the you-know-what you-know-where, regardless of whether science backs up the necessity for such measures.
Guess what? There are intelligent and well-meaning people on both sides. We have to stop villainizing our neighbors, family, and friends who think differently than we do.
And we need to stand together. Whether or not you have chosen to make certain decisions, we must all stand for our rights to make those decisions how each sees fit. This order may not affect your family, but what about the next one, or the next one? It stops when we say “enough.”
There is so much more, but I will end with this:
I think we have all seen the fragility of life lately. The most important thing you can do for your future well-being is to make sure you are right with God. In him, and only him, your future is secure. Tomorrow isn’t promised.
Ok. I’ve got more tinfoil hats to make. Love you guys.