The blanket legalization of marijuana has come to the forefront of our national discourse. All I can see in my mind’s eye are people trying to unsuccessfully drive under the influence of a hallucinatory drug. I can only speak from experience, but this substance caused me great anxiety, lack of functionality and awareness. To top it off my appetite went out the roof! Depending on one’s personal physiological make-up one should never be allowed to get behind the wheel of any vehicle while in use. How many accidents will finally cause us to wake up and stop this madness? Did we not learn anything from the mothers of MADD? I know It won’t happen to me. Famous last words.
I have no medical information on the long-term effects (mentally/physically), but to allow sales of this to hit markets through baked goods or over the counter markets is going to be detrimental to all of us. We must understand that this WILL find its way into the hands of our youth. And it seems that celebrities are getting right on the bandwagon to make money hand-over-fist. Isn’t anyone going to stand up and step up to the plate, (a few doctors have begun, thank goodness) and stand against this travesty with voices of major concern? Is this what this nation has come to? I could (almost) swallow this pill if those making all the money would use the proceeds to feed the hungry, clothe the naked and build housing for those the very streets of America. After all, the Bible tells us that the wealth of the wicked is stored up for the righteous. Now, don’t get me wrong. I am not calling anyone wicked, but if the shoe fits…
The Bible teaches us that in the last days well, I will just let scripture speak for itself:
2 Timothy 3:1-5 “But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!”
My heart is telling me that we are in perilous times and that it is time for the Church of Jesus Christ to wake-up, fast and pray that only God’s will be done in America. Pray Him into these situations. Pray for His hand upon this nation. Pray that wickedness and evil do not get the upper hand. Pray. And if you don’t think you know how to pray effectively, just sit before the Father and pour out your heart. Let Him hear you and your deepest concerns. God promises us in His word, and His word is going to stand firm no matter what the devil tries to do, that if we will humble ourselves and pray, and seek His face, and turn from our wicked ways, then He will forgive our sin, and heal our land (2 Chron. 7:14). Our land, America, needs to be healed.
We need God back in this country in full measure. God is waiting for us to do something. He has given us the authority that we will need to defeat the wily ways of the devil. The days of Donna Reed, that most in my generation of people understood as good, are well over and if we do not do something we will not like the outcomes.