The day Charlottesville will end up in our history books in infamy. Not only was a part of our history taken down as we watched the statue destroyed, but Americans from many groups took up whatever they believed in and decided to fight. I imagine people were fighting members of their own group part of the time. I don’t know how they could tell who they were clubbing! While they flatter themselves that they are following the dictates of their own judgement, they are really obeying the will of the prince of darkness, or satan.
There is only two choices, that of good or that of evil. John 8:32 says: “Truth shall make you free”. You can follow good and truth without Jesus but I follow Him and that makes the doctrine of good and evil easier to follow, because He is truth and He is good!
Our souls often wants those things they cannot have. Yet once your soul drinks of God, there is an endless supply of Him to satisfy you. Those people at Charlottesville must have been fighting for something that is out of reach. Instead of the turmoil of running after fruitless earthly things, our souls can find rest and peace just by filling it with the peace of God’s spirit.
I realize I am talking to those people who were fighting in Charlottesville but we too are often striving after something we cannot afford. If you thirst today, drink deeply from the limitless stream of living water that will satisfy your striving. In other words, follow Jesus. We need Him today, more than ever! We see North Korea sharpening their swords at us, and we see thousands of people fighting for who knows what. Everyone is on edge. What better time is there to drink of God’s fountain than today. You will find peace and rest instead of restless fighting.