A Savage World…


Generations gather around the political arena to only view a savage world within. Men, women and children are no longer safe. The unknown savage who wears a mask lurks among us, as we unknowingly walk among them. Savage. A word we choose not to identify with. But in this world of prejudice, injustice and lack of love, we must acknowledge it for what it is. Savage.

Really? Is that what this world has become?  Or is that what the media portrays more often than not?

God created the world. Within this world, He created mankind. Mankind was given this thing called “free-will.” This thing called free-will has given us the power of choice. With that power of choice comes a responsibility to choose right from wrong. When the choice is wrong, most likely…sin occurs. When sin occurs, there are consequences. Consequences in which the just and unjust may be effected.

We live in an imperfect world. Sometimes, a savage world. But God is not the source of the savage. But rather, He is the answer.

Generations gather around the political arena to only view a savage world within. Men, women and children are no longer safe. The unknown savage who wears a mask lurks among us, as we unknowingly walk among them. Savage. A word we choose not to identify with. But in this world of prejudice, injustice and lack of love, we must acknowledge it for what it is. Savage.

Really? Is that what this world has become?  Or is that what the media portrays more often than not?

Despite God’s desire for us…Despite God’s desire for the world…humans have chosen to sin since the very beginning. The world today is the same as before. Sin is sin. Evil is evil. Life on earth is what we make it.

So, let me state the obvious. Evil exists. Let’s acknowledge it. Let’s admit it. Let’s pray about it.  But, let’s not dwell on it.

Yes, evil exists but so does God. God did not create evil but yet, He does not prevent it, either. Have you ever wondered what the world would be like if we had no evil, no sin? I have. It could paint a pretty picture in our minds but what’s the point of that scenario? What could possibly be our purpose on earth if we were not given the privilege of free-will?

Savage as it may be, I am blessed to have the choice of free-will. I am hopeful to know that God is in control. I am appreciative of the reminder that He is not finished. I am optimistic in knowing that something better is yet to come. And, I am thankful that His love surrounds me.

2 Corinthians 4:16-18

Savage. A brokenness that God can heal… if we choose.

These photos were taken while traveling. The fence with the word “savage” is directly in front of the scenic view. I am not sure who wrote the word “savage” nor do I know why, but it was inspiring. The view may be untamed and savage, but hopeful and beautiful, just the same.

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PHOTOSbyLAURA

9 thoughts on “A Savage World…

  1. Just did a fabulous retreat on Grace and we started by discussing how wicked and deceptive the heart truly is. But for the grace of God, each one of us is capable of anything. Beautiful writing.

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  2. Great post. I agree with everything you said in this post. A lot of humans use their freewill to create chaos and evil. THAT IS SAD! Love your photo of the scenery, it is beautiful. You have captured a photo so beautiful it should bring nothing but peace and love to a person’s mind.

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  3. A very true post. Sometimes it really does feel like our ‘civilized’ world is more savage than we would like to believe, that we as a race have more of the savage within us than we would like. Sigh. Good and bad, pure bad evil, both exist in the world, there’s very little we can do about that, but we can control how we see the world: through the lens of optimism or the lens of pessimism.

    ‘Two men look out through the same bars; One sees the mud, and one the Stars’ (Frederick Langridge, 1896)

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