The Truman Show with Jim Carrey was actually a very thought-provoking movie. Truman, played by Carrey, was unwittingly part of a reality TV show which followed his life in real time without him being aware of it. Eventually he became suspicious and soon discovered what was going on. His world, though limited spatially, was a gigantic set of a small town. He eventually left that “life” physically and entered the actual world.
For me the most poignant moment was the end—not that Truman discovered a whole new world—but the attitude of those who were on the outside and watching the Truman Show for entertainment. The show officially went off the air and “snow” filled the screen. No matter the time investment and commitment given to the show, when it was over, it was over! It was time to simply move on to another channel–and that is what one minor character prepared to do—find the TV Guide and find out what else is on—turn the channel! All finished with Truman and on to the next thing to occupy the mind.
Now to the Dems. What occupied so much of their time and energy up to this Comey hearing was Russia! Russia this, Russia that, Russia controlling our Government, collusion and corruption, spilling over as if it was a filled up and overflowing seven-nipple pot from ancient Mesopotamia! It didn’t take long, especially after Chris Matthews had to admit (wonders of wonder) that the Russia-collusion theory has fallen apart!
What to do?
Find something else on—turn the channel!
With hardly any effort, the new push by Dems is “obstruction of justice”! Now all we hear from the Left is “perfect example of obstruction” or a “classic case of obstruction”, “textbook case of obstruction”, on and on and on! Effortlessly and all in sync!
They must have a priority list in which they may throw out a number of things but they take one in particular and try to pound it across the goal line. If that doesn’t work they go to the next thing on the list and try to pound!
These Dems are really a bunch of robots like the Borg on STNG. Someone sends out the memo I guess and they all get in lockstep! Marching onward to wherever, mere cogs in the Liberal machine!
What they don’t realize is they are being watched as well—and it won’t take much more and many more will “find something else” and turn the channel on them!
Found this poem written by someone who experienced the trauma of WWI. In that war countless millions experienced unimaginable scars, physical and spiritual! This poem points to the One who understands “scars”, the One who bore all the ills of mankind at the Cross!
The witnessed act of Christ, after His resurrection, showing his scars he endured from the nails and spear to the disciples, especially Thomas, demonstrated another part of Christ’s mission. First, not only did He take our place and suffered death for us so that we could have redemption from sin, secondly, He also arose with a new body showing that a time is appointed for Believers when they also will have a brand new body, incorruptible and eternal.
But thirdly the scars! That lets us know that the toils of life, those many things which wear a person down, which effect not only the body but also the heart, spirit, and soul as well, it lets us know that He understands that part as well. By virtue of His death He has secured for us freedom from the curse of sin and an eternal home in heaven, and by the physical scars shown on His body to the disciples and the mental scars endured when He cried those words “My God, My God, Why hast thou forsaken me?”, he has secured for us help and support and comfort in this life for however many years we are given. He goes with us and helps us to endure as He endured himself.
As it says in Hebrews 4:15—
“For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are–yet he did not sin.”
“Jesus of the Scars” by Edward Shillito
If we have never sought, we seek Thee now;
Thine eyes burn through the dark, our only stars;
We must have sight of thorn-pricks on Thy brow,
We must have Thee, O Jesus of the Scars.
The heavens frighten us; they are too calm;
In all the universe we have no place.
Our wounds are hurting us; where is the balm?
Lord Jesus, by Thy Scars, we claim Thy grace.
If, when the doors are shut, Thou drawest near,
Only reveal those hands, that side of Thine;
We know to-day what wounds are, have no fear,
Show us Thy Scars, we know the countersign.
The other gods were strong; but Thou wast weak;
They rode, but Thou didst stumble to a throne;
But to our wounds only God’s wounds can speak,
And not a god has wounds, but Thou alone.