As I pulled up to the red light I couldn’t help but notice the crumpled-up box in the road next to me. Looking down to see what it might contain, bold words in red peered back at me: “Budweiser King of Beers.” The box was talking to me! Waiting for the light to turn green gave me ample time to muse over its silent message. “How prominent is that name among so many” I thought, “and how glorious is this brand among its devotees.”
As quickly as those thoughts left me, my mind began to reflect on the myriad of lives that have been ruined by this product and the people I see lying around town, just like this box, in a wasted heap. Whether people believe the message on the box or just need something to fill their time, the contents of this box is directly related to many ruined lives.
Yes, I agree that Budweiser is king…of something very sinister. Like an elusive terrorist he destroys families, children, reputations, purpose driven lives, and many innocent people. His ominous liquid has reduced many to a pile of rubble. Yet his creator and distributor have not been chased out of town or even brought to justice.
Osama B. L. claimed responsibility for approximately 3000 lives on September 11, 2001 and angry Americans demanded justice and his arrest. The U.S.A. flew thousands of troops overseas to get payback. The irony is, nothings being said about the product who, like a terrorist is responsible for killing innumerable amounts of innocent people every year on our nation’s highways. And how about the many innocent children that are left to fend for themselves because of mom and dad’s fiendish drive to serve the “king?”
Never in my lifetime has anyone given a “praise report” concerning the benefits of the “king.” No one has claimed that its golden liquid makes them wiser or more productive. At A.A. meetings, churches, courtrooms, and funerals I have never heard praises in favor of the “king.” In fact, all talk him down and put much blame on the “king.” The golden liquid has never healed a marriage, furthered a person’s education, or improved a relationship. But oh the horror stories concerning the destruction and the many tears that are shed over the “kings” devastation.
Yet, what is so strange, the culprit continues to run rampant everywhere like a terrorist with a suitcase bomb. I see the “king” as a literal killer that has gained notoriety and acceptance. Each container is equipped with its own bomb ready to wipe out a family or injure innocent children. Many people will suffer needlessly tonight because of it. Will people ever get their eyes opened?
When the light turned green I drove away from the crumpled box leaving it behind for someone else to gaze at. The message I received in a moment’s time was silent yet very loud and stirring. My mind wondered if the box would be talking to everyone like it did to me or would I be the only one to hear it? For more info you can visit us at www.JoyChristianMinistries.com
Pastor J.C. Myers, III
Pastor J.C. founded Joy Christian Ministries in 1992. He was Sr. Pastor at Joy Christian Ministries in West Sacramento, California from 1992-2016. He was succeeded by his 2nd son, Pastor Brandon Myers who had been under his father's ministry and teaching for 39 years.