Today I decided that I would share a essay that I wrote for an English assignment. I had to write about something that bothered me and so I thought I would cease the moment to wright something to help spread the News of God...
That one word rings through the air. As it hits my ears, I cringe and my heart throbs with pain. The one word that should mean so much, that makes amazing things happen, thrown in the dirt, dragged through the mud, and tossed in the dumpster. It’s so much more than just a single simple word. It encompasses so much more than any three letters could ever describe, more than any person could ever imagine. Yet, people toss it around like it’s nothing, means nothing, carries no weight at all.
Each day, it happens in the hallways. The bell rings, signaling the four minutes used to go from one class to the next. Today is no different. I step into the clouded hall. Immediately, a million conversations fill my ears at once. That’s when I hear it. The three letter word turned into a commonly used phrase in today’s society, downgrading its importance. A girl behind me half yells to her friend, “Oh, my God! That’s amazing!”
As I hear the two simple sentences leap from her mouth, my whole being begins to ache. God. It’s a word that I use to address the creator of the universe, the One who has the whole world mapped out on His hands. I debate turning around to say something to the girl, but she wouldn’t hear me and I’d be trampled by the million high school students surrounding us. So instead, I let the fury inside me build, the sadness stretching from my heart to my mind to my soul. What has this world come to? This thought pulses through my veins to rhythm of my heart beat. How could the Lord’s name be used so carelessly?
I suppress all these feelings of anger and sadness with the realization that maybe she doesn’t know the weight of what she is saying. Maybe she doesn’t know of the God who created her. “Maybe,” I think. But as I continue walking to my next class, I hear many more people say the Lord’s name in vain. My heart sinks with the sudden weight of all the souls who don’t know of Him and His amazing love for mankind. So many beings who haven’t heard of all that He has done for us surround me now. So many people who don’t believe are walking with me to class. I sigh. “How are we going to reach them all?” I utter. My question gets answered as yet another person says, “God!” I smile at the perfect timing.
Everything within me shudders each and every time I hear someone say God’s name in a careless manner. I always end up clenching my jaw in slight anger and feeling sad for the person who spoke the seemingly simple words. I think to myself that it’s just one more person who doesn’t grasp how amazing the Lord’s grace really is. The whole world seems to pause and hold its breath when the Saving Grace’s name is uttered. I can’t bear it. It makes my heart heavy with the knowledge of all the lives still left to touch, all the souls still caught in the world’s deception.
About the Author:
I am Bridges or at least on here I am. Basically, I am a teen. I have many hopes and dreams, many fears and insecurities that I let hold me back. There is so much that goes on in my life. Sometimes it is a struggle, and that what this site is about.
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