There were days of joy in these men's lives, now long forgotten, erased and blurred by the warm lies being delivered from the cold needle in the arm. He only wants to escape and forget the pain and harshness of this fallen world, even if it's just for a little while. A world temporarily ruled by an unseen fallen angel of darkness, death, and destruction who hates God and everything good.
There's still time for the hopeless to change the path they are walking on. There is another way. Jesus/Yeshua said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me."
“And now, Lord, what do I wait for?
My hope is in You."
– Psalm 39:7
Guide me in your truth and teach me,
for you are God my Savior,
and my hope is in you all day long.
– Psalm 25:5