"We are the world, we are the children, we are the ones who make a brighter day, so let's start giving, there's a choice we're making, we're saving our own lives, it's true we'll make a better day, just you and me” – Michael Jackson
In a day and age where the constant bombardment of that which an out of control Hollywood, an ever-growing number of hate groups, a greed-filled political system and a society divorced from its Christian roots creates, people are desperate for hope. With evaporating decency and boundless immorality, America is becoming comfortably numb to the very poison killing her.
Most of us know the biblical story of Sodom and Gomorrah. The story serves as a clear example of what happens when a just and fair God says enough is enough of the moral decay. Any of us would be hard-pressed to find another time in history when the elasticity of deplorable behavior was this broad, this deep. It’s eating away at every part of society whether in the home, the church, the classroom or on the field.
So where does it end and who stops it?
One of the extraordinary efforts under way in this city is The Waxahachie Project. A collection of minds and hearts determined to stop the madness is hard at work identifying that which contributes to societal struggles and leaves people hopeless. Since no need is ever solved without a concise understanding of what the need is, The Waxahachie Project has spent countless hours on identifying needs of people in our community. When I tell you there are needs most of us aren’t aware of, that’s an understatement. From teaching people how to interview for a job to instilling empowerment in the home to learning effective behaviors, and so much more, the Project is an example of what the world needs … second to Jesus, of course.
Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed because Lot couldn’t find five people to whom God would extend His mercy. Imagine the depth to which the people of a city must go in order for God to use fire and brimstone, the very elements of Hell, to wipe them away. Then think about what you see on television or read about in a newspaper with respect to the behaviors manifested in cities across the United States. When Family Feud can’t be watched by a family because of the rancor permeating the program, we’ve reached a bad place. When those who use violence to inhibit free speech, we’ve lost our way. When some pastors in America build a mountain of wealth on the backs of those who think wealth is coming, God’s anger must notch up a bit. And when inappropriate relationships between teachers and students are exposed in the news nearly every week, we edge closer to the nature of Sodom and Gomorrah. Indecency and immorality have created an epidemic in America – an epidemic we can’t continue watching from the sidelines. You can’t, I can’t.
The Waxahachie Project is an antidote to what ails society. It’s a big task, one that involves folks who are profoundly committed to making a difference in this world by making a difference in Waxahachie. It’s a Project worth your attention and certainly worth your time.
You should think about giving both.