It’s all about the mind… isn’t it, Lord?
“The mind is a terrible thing to waste.” (Slogan adopted by the United Negro College Fund in 1972)
It’s so true. We (as humans) have known this powerful truth (at least, on some level) for… how long, Lord? Hundreds of years?
“I think, therefore I am.” (Rene Descartes, “Discourse on Method of Rightly Conducting One’s Reason and of Seeking Truth in the Sciences,” 1637)
No. Surely for thousands of years… right, Lord?
“Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” (Psalm 139:23-24; approximately 1,000 B.C.)
Maybe that’s why You exhort us to guard our thoughts so carefully. You know The Power of the Mind… and The Power of whatever would seek to captivate it.
“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” (Romans 12:2; 60-62 A.D.)
I’m “stewing” in the “pot” of thoughts You “cooked up” for me today, Lord. I have been preparing for a meeting tomorrow. A meeting with an organization seeking to bring certain authors here to speak to our young people in schools.
It’s always about the children… isn’t it, Lord?
Capture the minds of the children and you capture their future. The future. The questions then become: WHO will speak? WHAT is their MESSAGE? Perhaps most important: WHAT is their AGENDA — the apparent one and the real one?
“Don’t judge a book by its cover.” (Earliest found reference, the newspaper Piqua Democrat, June 1867)
I have been researching the authors this organization would seek to recruit. All are bright and engaging and attractive. All are winners of various literary awards. All are passionate about exposing children to “diversity” of ethnicity, thought and lifestyle.
Wouldn’t such “diversity” include You, Lord… and all You stand for? I mean, if it’s really about Equal Opportunity? I couldn’t find You in the websites of the nine authors named. There was that catch-all phrase “…and others.” Maybe You’re there?
Those I researched clearly understand The Power of The Mind. They are deliberately using their respective platforms to advance their unified Agenda. They are not the first to do so.
“He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future.” “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” (Adolph Hitler, late 1930’s to early 1940’s)
When I was their age, Lord, I didn’t know You. I was running away from You as fast as I could. It’s only by Your Amazing Grace that I’m alive today… and that I’m Yours.
So even as I see “the writing on the wall” — and in these books — I have great HOPE! Because of You, Lord!
“Then you will know The Truth, and The Truth will set you free… [and] if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” (John 8:32,36)
Grateful You have the last word…
… because You ARE The Word!