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Through my employment here in town and work with a local military/veteran support organization, I have grown to know and love many of the fine people of Taylorsville and Spencer County.
I have come to know that the majority in our community are good, honest, hard working, Christian people, so it brings great sadness to me to see a truck go down our streets and highways with a small billboard that has a very distasteful accusation on it. I do not know all the particulars about the reason as why someone would drive this truck in a way I believe God tells us not to go.
I was raised that if there is a cause or fault in the midst of us that we should approach that person with respect and fairness and, as in the case of public office or authority, with witnesses to hear all the facts and to hear both sides of the case.
I truly hope that this person with the truck has done that regarding the woman that they are casting stones at, but I rather doubt it as the driver must feel the need to drive a billboard down the street, which quite frankly shows poor character and lack of honor and restraint upon oneself.
Adults no longer resort to juvenile name-calling to resolve issues they may have with someone or some office.
Just as we want our governing officials to listen to the people without bias and rule with godly wisdom and counsel for our good, we, as citizens, should conduct ourselves in a godly fashion in order to edify and not corrupt God’s moral standards.
I understand from reading in The Spencer Magnet that there are issues regarding, in this particular incident, the EDA.
I have listened to some of the meetings posted on other websites and have spoken to some members of the local government to learn some of the facts regarding what I read.
I know these matters are weighty and need to be addressed publicly, but I also know that God tells us to live in a godly and proper fashion – to build up and not tear down even when it comes to community issues.
Each one of us some day must give an account of how we lived. If all of us would spend more time on our knees asking God to correct us and our shortcomings first, then his guidance and wisdom would not be restricted so that he can guide us in matters of understanding and improvement.
As Christians, we are called to be responsible ambassadors of Christ, to bring him honor and not that of ourselves. I am not perfect, as many of you know, but I do love God above all things and try to live peaceably with others and not promote discord even when I see what I may interpret as wrong in our government or public agencies.
I have great trust for our community that more and more godliness will rise in all things concerning us as a community so that we may live together in peace and love that surely will bring great blessings instead of darkness.
I suppose now there will be stones cast at me for speaking out against the truck with the billboard, but I want whomever owns it to know that they are in my prayers for blessings and not dishonor. It just saddens me to see the truck.
I pray daily that I can be a light in our community and trust that the light that shines forth will always be God’s wisdom, discernment and love instead of my own, and that the light will lead me to help and build our community.
Well, I guess I’ll go put on my armor now for those fiery darts are bound to come my way.
In the meantime, I would appreciate my brothers and sisters in Christ to cover me in prayer for love covers a multitude of sin in us all.
I pray that we, as a community and individually, grow to love God and one another above ourselves more and more each day.