We got back at 3 am, Sunday morning, from a trip to Houston, Texas. Now from here to Houston is around a 17 hour drive and we drove it. We did, do the drive each way in two days.
Our 16-year-old son, cooked his award-winning chili for two companies and their employees. Since he is picky about food safety and controlling who handles it, our only choice was to drive it down on dry ice. Twenty eight gallons of chili.
We made a stop in New Orleans because my son and husband had never been there. It was a little stinky and disappointing to them. From expensive retail to the pan handlers, New Orleans has it all these days, even a little porn and a little religion. All existing side by side.
I think about how relaxed we have become in what we will allow and what we will not allow. To walk into a retail store and see necklaces with men and women’s private parts hanging on them, was a little disturbing. Our son ignored it and walked out of the store. I thought about my granddaughters and the influence a whole new culture will have on them. More than a little upsetting.
My own thoughts keep going back to Sodom and Gomorrah in the bible. I see us coming closer to an existence like them than anything else. New Orleans is not the only city, that I have been in, which resembles this image in my mind. The more de-sensitized we become, the more trash people will push into our daily lives.
If advertisers can’t get you with the ridiculous, they will get you with the sexual. And day time tv is a joke! There are soap operas on, which should be rated and blocked. What happened to television programing based on the time? Before 9 pm it was family and after 9 pm the more adult programs.
So many ways and ideals have been completely deleted for a more advanced, technological, up-to-date way of doing things. But is it a better way?
In Luke 10:12 Jesus is comparing his generation to that of Sodom when he says, “I assure you, even wicked Sodom will be better off than such a town on judgment day.”
Wow, even Sodom, was better off than we will be on judgment day! And if he was talking about his generation, I would hate to see what he would say about our generation.
All in all, I enjoyed the lengthy road trip with my boys! And, I love how God takes a road trip to bring me closer in my Christian walk with Him!