History Ignored is Human Pain and Suffering Embraced
Is history so easily ignored? Can no one feel the heat of lingering foolishness? Like questing moths seeking the flames of sure increase in human pain and suffering, mankind follows a path of false promises and empty hopes.
Each day, our power to heal mind and body increases. Our medical miracles abound. Our modern day technology enables wonders within the field of human restoration. Yet human pain and suffering and soul-ripping hurt of death continues to reign supreme over these frail bodies of flesh and blood.
By submitting to the ever-present desires of our fallen flesh, we chase our own pride, our own physical desires, and our own selfish lusts. By deeds unholy and actions ungodly, we spitefully deny those things, which are from above. Our ears are deaf to the tortured cries of our forefathers. Our hearts are cold to the desolate truths from the past. Our hearts are sealed, for
“If they will not hear Moses and the prophets,” writes the Spirit, “neither will they be persuaded though one rose from the dead,” (Luke 16:27-31).
With great allurements and deceptions, the everlasting fire of wrath creates an exotic display of mischievous joys and delicious pleasures. History repeats yet history remains ignored. Even as our neighbors and their children are cast from their homes, robbed of their jobs, and die from lack of access to existing medical technology, we bend an ear to the twisted, half-truths that are whispered by the “father of lies.” And the core of human pain and suffering lingers ever at our doorsteps.
Although ignoring history clearly reinforces the constant of Satan’s goal “Damnation for all of mankind,” we continue to deny his purpose, his evil works, or even that he is as Scripture says that he is. This evil one strives to pervert the unmistakable evidence of a sure and certain eternal suffering for those whose name is not recorded in the Book of Life. He wants us, our spouse and our baby girls and baby boys to share in his predestined fate.
We see him through the pages of history ignored, yet we deny simple trues. Death, mutilation and frustration mark his presence. Hunger and despair lay in his wake. Wicked men illustrate his power over mind and soul. Yet we ignore the evidence of time, wars and disease.
Ignoring history becomes habit, a reflection of a dulled understanding, a certainty that we shall reap even more human pain and suffering.
Thus Jesus weeps.
Excerpt from “Reflections of a Sojourner – The Journey Into Darkness” by rm harrington