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Keep us free from evil powers

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

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Dear Editor,

Today for you, tomorrow for me. Naked we came into this world, and so shall we all leave. Wealth, status, authority and fame will all be severed from us at death. So why are we in a killing frenzy to amass those temporary things? I am curious!

Talk about amassing, what exactly was the intent for the amassing of over 100 guns to add to those already in Montego Bay? Currently, many people are uncomfortable with the surreal revelations in Jamaica. If you're not, you do not know 'what a clock a strike'.

Sorry to say, but it is my strong belief that only when a senior politician or a member of the Government or a very close relative of theirs is caught in one of the many cross-fires of heartless criminals, or worst-case scenario killed in one, that's when we will see stringent and relevant measures put in place to effectively to deal with crimes and criminals.

The barbarism, bloodletting and shamelessness that has become commonplace lately is very unsettling. The once odd acts or atrocities have now become our daily menu, numbing our senses and redefining normal. Obviously an evil power of some sort is on the loose in this fair isle, and if the good men and women do not band together now we will be overcome by it. The good news is that there is yet hope, because we are reminded by scriptures that good will overcome evil. For especially Montego Bay and Clarendon, that prophecy's fulfilment is long overdue.

Signs of the time confirm that the love of money is still the root of all evil: that's biblical precision. Again, we see the desolation, divinations, deviations from norms, and dog-heartedness brought upon us as a nation for ill-gotten gains from lotto scamming and people reaping where they have not sown. In turn they, and us, are reaping the whirlwind of trials and tribulations through murders and before unheard of disasters.

Based on our current state I'm not sure if we as a country will not reclaim both the infamy and fate of Port Royal sooner than later. We can only get so much warning and no more. God is longsuffering but not slack concerning his promises. So, like Jeremiah, there needs to be more weeping; like Hezekiah, there needs to be more prayer; and like the child Samuel, there needs to be more quietness and listening for instructions from the still small voice, which can keep us free from evil power, and to be our light through countless hours.

Captain! Our ship is in perilous waters and the winds are raging. Care not if we perish?

Joseph Edwards





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