Friday, April 29, 2011

The Prophetic Thelma and Louise Moment

If you ever saw the know this scene. It's the end. The ladies have been on the run. The cops are about to catch them. They have no where to turn except face the music and suffer the consequences for the mistakes and murder they have committed or to drive off the end of the cliff and commit mutual suicide.

They make a decision.

Over the cliff to certain death.

Roll Credits.

The worlds economy and in particular the USA has been warning that we had to stop running wide open, turn around and face the music. Take our very bitter medicine and be healed.

Instead in the last few days I have had the distinct impression that the other option is being taken. Just as in the movie. The cliff is just ahead. It's pedal to the metal.

There is a time for bravery in the face of overwhelming odds if God is in it. He isn't in this anymore. Of that much I am certain. Reality is about to hit.

Jesus warned of this:
Luke 14:25-35 Now great multitudes were going with him. He turned and said to them, "If anyone comes to me, and doesn’t hate his own father, mother, wife, children, brothers, and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he can’t be my disciple. Whoever doesn’t bear his own cross, and come after me, can’t be my disciple. For which of you, desiring to build a tower, doesn’t first sit down and count the cost, to see if he has enough to complete it? Or perhaps, when he has laid a foundation, and is not able to finish, everyone who sees begins to mock him, saying, ‘This man began to build, and wasn’t able to finish.’ Or what king, as he goes to encounter another king in war, will not sit down first and consider whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him who comes against him with twenty thousand? Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sends an envoy, and asks for conditions of peace. So therefore whoever of you who doesn’t renounce all that he has, he can’t be my disciple. Salt is good, but if the salt becomes flat and tasteless, with what do you season it? It is fit neither for the soil nor for the manure pile. It is thrown out. He who has ears to hear, let him hear."
Our culture, our leadership....we have failed to understand the cost of being salt. Our end is clear.

So, just put that pedal to the metal and enjoy the ride.

Others will now have to pick up the pieces.

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