Thursday, April 21, 2011

Let us Speak for God

One of my recent posts was titled, “I am not God.” It went on to chat about not judging others and minding our own business and letting God be God.

As I went to Face Book to enter my notice of that new post, I become aware of an entry by the daughter of one of my adopted nieces.

She had posted a photo of a very large picture that was being tattooed on her back. Several of her empty-headed friends had made comments, about how beautiful it was.

At one time, I had researched the origin of tattoos and did not like what I discovered.

Ancient tribes would tattoo their spirit god on their body, or their tribal markings, all devilish. The Polynesian people believe that a person's (mana,) their spiritual power or life force, is displayed through their tattoo.

I also knew the God forbid his children to “Mark or cut themselves.”

King James: Leviticus 19:28  "Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the LORD."

New American Standard Bible (1995)
'You shall not make any cuts in your body for the dead nor make any tattoo marks on yourselves: I am the LORD."

The anger of God riled up within me, it may not have been any of my business, but I simply could not help it. I made a comment:

“I am so sorry that you felt the need to mutilate and disfigure God’s temple in this way.”

After placing my comment, I remembered my Blog post about not judging and minding my own business!

Then I made another decision. Although I am not God, I can and should at times, speak out for Him.

In this case it was too late, because the sweet young girl had already marred and defaced her body.

Are these children crying for acceptance among their silly peers? Surely they understand that these marks placed upon them are of a permanent nature and are not erasable.

Why did someone not teach them to heed the voice of the Holy Spirit and not to lower themselves to fit in with the worldly crowd?

Mothers’ take heart; you are not to blame for the scatter brained antics of your children who have reached the age of “maturity.” We can only hope and pray that their stupidity and rebellion will end here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

i hear that they can be removed, but that it is a painful procedure.
i am thankful that our stains of sin are covered in the blood of the Lamb.