Shock and Awe
Shock and awe is a military tactic to have dominance over the opposition rapidly using spectacular displays of force, The massive maneuvers are shocking and leave one awestruck. The phrase has crossed over into our everyday lives and is used quite often to describe everything from fireworks displays to musical stage shows. However to find something that will truly shock and bring awe to most in this country is not easy anymore. After being shocked and awed by one fireworks show or one stage show, the second go-round is never quite as exciting. It seems people are always searching for something even more shocking.
The good wholesome things in our world seem to be losing ground rapidly as evil things using spectacular displays of force constantly gain more ground. Things that once seemed horrific to the general public, are now just part of the norm. Evil seems to be oozing and creeping into every area of life quickly. A few weeks ago there was a news story of some children who were murdered. The murderer was caught and the story and those children's evil murder was soon forgotten by most. Shocking stories such as the murders keep the attention of the world for only a little while. For murders, even of children, aren't really that surprising to us anymore. Think of all the children murdered by abortion every day. Those murders bring little shock and awe to today's world, simply acceptance. Where is the goodness that not so long ago ruled in this country?
On fb the other night a friend of mine posted this scripture.
In that day we will be called good, but it is the goodness of the Spirit of God within us that will carry us through to that glorious day when we will see Heaven.