Entry Submitted by Heisenberg at 2:42 PM EST on November 17, 2016
In music folklore there's the many stories of the crossroads. The crossroads physically is where you can either take the road right or left, but could figuratively mean up or down, black or white or good or evil. On a much deeper level the crossroad is more than just a turnpike. It's where one chooses to sell their soul in return for money, fame and talent. It's where one asks the Devil to meet them to bargain.....to trade. And by trade, I mean the only thing you have to offer him.
There's many legends about musicians who were average one year and absolutely spectacular the next. The most famous musician to have this association is Robert Johnson. Another is incredibly talented Robert Allen Zimmerman otherwise known as Bob Dylan. Now in his later days, he may not be very impressive, but his lightning fast guitar picking and lyric writing was mind blowing in his younger days. Many from his home town called him average before he left for the big city. YouTube is very limited on his best work but I found this one, you tell me if that's average.
Now why am I bring up the crossroads and bumming you out? Mainly because the Devil will bargain for your soul and the place that deal goes down is at the crossroads. It could be in an office, in a restaurant or a beach somewhere, but its really at that crossroad in your life. He wont force it, nor will he waterboard you for it. He wants you to willingly hand it over. It's better to him if you give it up. That's why Hollywood and our politicians are occultists. They sell their souls for a little fame and whatever Earthly pleasures come with that deal. And when you have nothing left to bargain, he'll ask for other souls, friends, family whatevs. It's even in the movie Oh Brother Where Art Thou?
I know we think we've seen struggles waiting for the RV and we're battle scarred and our hearts are hard as leather. But brothers and sisters, those crossroads haven't even started to come at us. Not only will they try to tempt us with evil but we will also have good, honest, needy, hungry people come at us and we'll have to decide who we help lest we help them all. God please give us the strength and courage to help them all. Can we? Is it possible?
Ever seen Schindler's List, in particular the scene where his heart is breaking that even though he did his best, he could have done more? "I could have done more". Keep in mind this is a man who took a hard right for God and still was burdened beyond fairness. Can you imagine how much worse the pain would be if he had taken a hard left even just a couple times? I guess we're about to find out.
God Bless You and keep the faith.