Short & Pink Observations As We March Into ’22

I wrote a much-too-wordy blog essay to welcome in the new year. Then I scrapped it. Here, instead, are seven brief observations. And Pink.

—Good things are happening in the midst of bad things.

—But lots more bad things are coming, many of which will never happen (a paraphrase of Doug Wilson).

—Evil promotes its enslaving agendas with lies, and perpetuates itself with more lies.

—It’s easier to go along with lies than not.

—Truth can be found in the midst of lies, but it requires some effort.

—God equips and expects his people (seekers and lovers of truth) to bravely live in a world of lies, and to confront lies with truth.

—Holding to what is true in a world of lies can make for some uncomfortable life experiences.

Now Pink…

I’m reading a biography of the Bible expositor, A.W. Pink. He experienced hardship, disappointment, sickness, and poverty in his span of years. But Pink had the Christian hope that has sustained God’s people through the centuries, and he expressed it so eloquently in this following quote…

Here’s wishing you a brave, true and hopeful 2022

10 thoughts on “Short & Pink Observations As We March Into ’22”

  1. Herrick, I am also too often guilty of writing an overlong essay and then having to cut it down – that said, I think your points covered everything marvelously.

    I do think that as we continue to move forward, Living in Truth (or to quote Rod Dreher, Live Not By Lies) will be a greater and greater challenge.

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  2. Wishing you and yours a steadfast and prosperous New Year!
    May all the peoples of the planet come to enlightenment, not only of the lies, but of the truth and the way of the truth.
    Pam from Vermont

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  3. Thank you for the post. Of course the lies and hard times make Christ and His truth more beautiful. God grant us the faith mentioned by Pastor Pink!

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  4. Happy New Year to you and your family! I really appreciate your blog posts and I get excited when a new one hits my inbox. Thank you. The idea that the gate is narrow and few will enter is becoming more and more a reality. However you are right in that we should not cease in sharing the truth. We want to take as many people with us as we can. Praise God for you!

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    1. For those who don’t know, or don’t want to look up Rev. 12:11…
      “And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.”


  5. I would have enjoyed reading the wordy version, also, 😀 but appreciate the post and love the quote by Pink.


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