Last fall I penned a little piece bemoaning the upside down nature of our society: how we seem to celebrate evil and persecute good on so many levels. I likened it to a song called Escher's World and to the DC comics concept of Bizarro World. Well, it's just getting worse.
The latest, although I think we all knew it was coming, is that a Texas grand jury cleared Planned Parenthood of any wrongdoing in the selling of baby body parts; but instead chose to file charges against the person who brought the heinous crimes to light. If you are a right thinking individual, you may have to read that again: Selling baby parts on the black market = ok. Faking an ID in order to reveal such atrocity = felony charge. It even made front page above the fold at the New York Times. "Hurray for baby killers and for the punishment coming for those who oppose them."
Let me remind you again of the villainous motto of DC's Bizarro World. "Us do opposite of all Earthly things! Us hate beauty! Us love ugliness! Is big crime to make anything perfect on Bizarro World!" Hating beauty and loving ugliness. Yep, that about sums up this grand jury's attitude. We hate the beauty of small children and love the ugliness of seeing them chopped up into spare parts. Meanwhile, if anyone calls attention to that ugliness, they are the real criminal.
Now, let me say that as a general rule lying and deceiving are also bad things. And yet, law enforcement does this all the time to get to criminals. Undercover stings are built on this kind of misdirection, getting "in" to get confessions, etc. In this case, since it's just well meaning citizens showing the world what reprehensible things are being done with tax payer dollars, I guess it's not so ok after all.
Oh, wait, maybe that's the rub. That tax payer dollar thing. It's because this involves government stuff. Because it involves a practice supported, no applauded, by our current administration. Maybe that's why baby killing is good while a little misdirection to reveal it is bad. Because this is part of the Bizzaro World government which currently holds power in this nation. Well, go back to that previous post for the rest of that rant.
For now, while my mind is boggled and my heart breaks over the idiocy of this nation (I mean come on: Trump or Hillary?? That's our best effort?? But that's another post), I rest in the calm assurance that this world is not my home. And in the end, God will make all things right.
We're not the first to struggle with this: the evil winning, the good losing. Psalm 73 is a wonderful reminder of that struggle, seeing the wicked prosper and wondering why. Then verses 16-17 - "But when I thought how to understand this, it seemed to me a wearisome task, until I went into the sanctuary of God; then I discerned their end." (Psalm 73:16-17, ESV)
So, persevere, brethren (and sisteren? to be politically correct?). None of this changes the end our Sovereign God is working towards. None of it is new, even. Indeed, this world is not our home, and our Righteous Judge will someday return and put things right. In those days, I pity our Bizarro cousins. As the next couple verses of Psalm 73 say, "Truly you set them in slippery places; you make them fall to ruin. How they are destroyed in a moment, swept away utterly by terrors!" (Psalm 73:18-19, ESV)