November 17, 2020
Welcome to Inspiration Tuesdays
on Sugar 95.7 FM
Simple Talk Blog
I’m your host Tara Smith- Jarrett
“To take a photograph is to participate in another person’s mortality, vulnerability, mutability. Precisely by slicing out this moment and freezing it, all photographs testify to times’ relentless melt.” Susan Sontag.
Is the moral fabric of society being ripped apart? Is the cry of our nation’s children falling on deaf ears? Are we neglecting our moral responsibilities? Are we so bored that violence has become entertaining??
Our gadgets are being used as weapons, to record the demise of others and later posted on various social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram to provide entertainment. Likes and followers are being pursued as if one’s life depends on it.
A heart-wrenching story has emerged recently where a 17-year-old was brutally beaten and battered, maimed as some would describe it by a group of six vicious women. A night in Barbican, Kingston Jamaica was transformed from a celebratory party to one of mourning when these ladies mobbed Kaylan.
It is unfathomable that our men who are supposed to be natural protectors stood and watch the scene unfold without intervening. Many are in a state of disbelief that females who are normally gentle and caring displayed such barbaric behavior.
Ecclesiastes 3 verse 1 says, “For everything, there is a season. A time for every activity under heaven. Despite COVID-19 restrictions such as social distancing and a strict 9 pm curfew implemented by the Government; some residents decided to steal some entertainment to lift their spirits amidst all the devastation. Enjoyment has led to Kaylan battling for life on life support with a 1% chance of survival according to medical authorities. While man disappoints, God appoints his Angels to restore that which is broken. Her mother’s cry will never be in vain. The outpouring of love and support from well-wishers, family, and friends is enough to give us hope that the torn moral fabric of society can be restitched with love, care, prayer, empathy and compassion.
In Jeremiah 30:17 it states that, “For I will restore health to you and your wounds will be healed”, declares the Lord. This declaration is God’s confirmation that he is still in the restoration business. Let’s join hands and hearts, exercise our faith that Kaylan will move from a 1% chance of survival to full recovery. Just as how God restored that which was broken, we can follow in his footsteps to restore the moral fabric by patching it with love, care, empathy, compassion and sensibility. All is not lost as each one can teach one.
“Our God is a Master at turning devastation into restoration.” Church Surindoll
Tara Smith- Jarrett