Tuesday, April 20, 2010

john wayne gacy, jr.



His father was a drinker
And his mother cried in bed
Folding John Wayne's T-shirts
When the swingset hit his head
The neighbors they adored him
For his humor and his conversation
Look underneath the house there
Find the few living things
Rotting fast in their sleep of the dead
Twenty-seven people, even more
They were boys with their cars, summer jobs
Oh my God

Are you one of them?

He dressed up like a clown for them
With his face paint white and red
And on his best behavior
In a dark room on the bed he kissed them all
He'd kill ten thousand people
With a sleight of his hand
Running far, running fast to the dead
He took of all their clothes for them
He put a cloth on their lips
Quiet hands, quiet kiss
On the mouth

And in my best behavior
I am really just like him
Look beneath the floorboards
For the secrets I have hid
*sufjan stevens*

this song is both poetic and beautiful...but the story (of gacy) makes me ill. it enrages me. then i remember, oh wait, i am no better than him in the eyes of christ! i have the same stain of sin. although not manifested in this way, i'm just as vile and disgusting-apart from christ.

does your sin make you want to vomit? if it doesn't, HEART CHECK time! look to JESUS daily!

"I acknowledged my sin to you, and I did not cover my iniquity; I said, "I will confess my transgressions to the LORD," and you forgave the iniquity of my sin." psalm 32.5


"None is righteous, no, not one; one understands; no one seeks for God. All have turned aside; together they have become worthless; no one does good, not even one." romans 3:10-12

"but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us." romans 5:8

"But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ--by grace you have been saved--and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them." ephesians 2:4-10


"If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." 1 john 1:9

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him." john 3:16-17

"Hide your face from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities. Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me." psalm 51:9-10

"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation." 2 corinthians 5:17

"And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ." philippians 1:6

"Make me to know your ways, O LORD; teach me your paths. Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long." psalm 25:4-5

"Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice!" philippians 4:4

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