Justice Is Coming


Let the trees of the forest sing for joy before the LORD, for He is coming! He is coming to judge the earth. He will judge the world with justice, and the nations with his truth.
~Psalm 96:13, NLT


The righteous care about justice for the poor, but the wicked have no such concern.
Does injustice bother you? I hope the answer is yes because it should. My mother was an advocate for those who were treated unjustly. She was criticized and scorned for standing up for those who had no means of defending themselves. When Jesus returns, and I hope it is soon, He will establish JUSTICE in this world. He will right things that are wrong. Killing innocent babies will stop. Isaiah hit the nail on the head, He will give justice to the poor and make fair decisions for the exploited. The earth will shake at the force of his word, and one breath from His mouth will destroy the wicked. There will be no debate about abortion or same-sex marriage. No vote will be taken. No forums or symposiums. There will be no opposition. One look from His eyes, one breath from His mouth will silence the wicked.

June and I were surfing Netflix the other night looking for something decent to watch and I stumbled across MEN OF COURAGE which is the story of the USS Indianapolis. You may remember a few years back, one of the survivors spoke at DBC on a Sunday night. I cannot remember his name but he gave us personal testimony about the sinking of the cruiser USS Indianapolis. This is the ship which transported the Atomic Bomb to Tinian Island on July 26, 1945. Neither the Captain, Charles B. McVay nor his crew knew what was in the cargo hole. Top brass at the pentagon made this a top-secret mission and gave the Indianapolis no escort. When McVay miraculously reached his destination, he was told that he was not there and that the voyage never happened. He was denied any escort home and had to maintain radio silence. No one was to know the skip was in this area. Long story short, a Japanese sub sank the Indianapolis with a 6 torpedo barrage. The Indianapolis did not have a change. No one reported them missing because no one knew where they were. When they sent out an SOS, it was ignored. Our own US Navy brass treated these sailor as if they did not exist. No rescue units were sent to search for them: they were discovered by the Air Force who was searching for a pilot in the same waters. The commander of the rescue unit went against orders to bring these desperate sailors to shore. Only 317 of the 1,196 men on board survived. Over 200 were killed by the torpedo attack and the rest either drowned, were eaten by sharks or died of fatigue. They were in the water four full days.

Charles McVay

When news broke of the disaster, the pentagon began to feel the heat so they did the old Washington two-step, they found a scapegoat. They put the blame on the most honorable man in the story, Captain McVay. They sat him up for a court-martial, charging him with negligence. By accusing him of negligence, it took the spotlight off of their own negligence. It is a common practice in D.C. Although a large group of survivors supported the Captain throughout the trail and the remainder of his life, the firestorm created by the lie caused the captain to get death threats and phone calls from family members of those who did not survive. Meanwhile, the sorry scum bags who made all these decisions in back rooms and high places got off Scott free. Captain McVay, unlike the Washington politicians, was a man of honor and he could not live with the shame. He shot himself in the head in 1968. These crooked politicians and heavy Navy brass who deserved to be shot went on with their lives like nothing had happened. It burns me up just to think about it. This is just one of many injustices perpetrated by fallen humanity but Jesus is going to set things right. O the dreadful power of a lie.

Wow, what a glorious day the LORD gave us yesterday. Great sermon and wonderful turn out for the evening festivities. We actually had three different crowds so it was next to impossible to get a count. Gregg and I estimated 150 for the first hunt, then we had the children’s hunt and I am sure, there was a hundred are more of them and then we had some who came for the picnic. All the first group did not come back for supper and many in the second group didn’t stay. All in all, it was a great day. I was thrilled with Keith and Emily’s decision to become members of DBC and the boys Lucas and Grant. Keith and Emily sit behind June and I in worship. It made my day.

May 6th must be graduation day: Eva is graduating from the University of South Alabama, Sir Anthony is graduating from Auburn University with a 4.0 GPA and Meg {Seth’s girl friend} is graduating Athens State all on May 6. I’d like to attend all three but its impossible.

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