Since the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre, I’m hearing and reading a lot of people asking why this happened, what could have prevented it, do we need more gun control , why did God allow this to happen, why do bad things happen to good people. I’m reminded of what the Bible says. God gave dominion over the Earth to MAN and gave MAN free will. God didn’t allow this, MAN did.
God is just as grieved over this as we are. It breaks His heart to see His creation suffering so much. He doesn’t force His will on mankind, but offers the solution. FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD, THAT HE GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, THAT WHOSOEVER BELIEVETH IN HIM, SHALL NOT PERISH, BUT HAVE EVERLASTING LIFE. God sent His son to teach us the right way to live, and to die for our sins and MAKE US EACH A NEW CREATURE LIKE HIM.
The people who don’t accept this solution far outnumber those who do. They affect the world we all live in. Strait is the gate and narrow is THE WAY and FEW there be who find it. The solution: Be one of the few and help others find the strait WAY.Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( None so far )
AMERICA IS IN CRISIS. WHAT CAN WE DO?
WILL POLITICIANS HEAR OUR PLEAS? DO THEY HAVE THE SOLUTIONS?
WHO CAN HELP WITH ALL THE NATURAL DISASTERS? WHAT’S COMING NEXT?
WHO CAN RESTORE HOPE FOR THE FUTURE?
WILL YOU BE PART OF THE SOLUTION?
Please join Americans from all across the nation on August 6, 2011 at Reliant Center in Houston, Texas.
The solution is recorded in 2 Chronicles 7:14,
“If My people which are called by My Name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways; then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”
The solution is to turn from our wicked ways and humbly ask God for forgiveness. If that’s the key, then the crisis must be the result of our sinfulness and must be punishment. Like any father, punishment is measured and administered for the purpose of teaching that sin has consequences. America was once a blessed nation and can be again. TURN FROM OUR WICKED WAYS and SEEK HIS FACE AND FORGIVENESS. That’s the path for returning to a blessed state and a blessed life. Teach it to your children and grandchildren for their sakes.
There will be opposition, as always. No matter how worthy the action, someone always takes issue. Ignore them. Let those people remain in stagnation and crisis. Be one who is coming out and DON’T LOOK BACK.Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( None so far )
The burial shroud of Jesus Christ will be on display this spring from April 10 to May 23 in Turin, Italy. This is a rare event and will be attended by millions of people from all over the world. Italians will have to vie for their position in line amidst those who will travel thousands of miles to see the most famous and sacred relic in Christianity. Officials say they have already received one million reservations to view the shroud including Pope Benedict XVI on May 2.
I’ve been to see the shroud in its reliquary in Sindone Chapel in Turin. Simply standing in that room, looking up at the glass window through which the silver casket containing the shroud can be seen, with the sun beaming down directly on the gold adornment atop it, is a moving experience to say the least. There’s a wave of emotion that engulfs visitors amidst the black marble, the larger-than-life statues, the incredible architecture with its magnificent windows in the dome, the gold and silver, the sunlight illuminating the center altar that houses the Shroud. It’s unlike anything else in the world.
People are currently weighed down by economic woes, joblessness, earthquakes, illnesses, crime and frustration with our government. The general population is seeking some kind of relief from depressing situations and bad news. They quickly embrace the Super Bowl and Mardi Gras, but these are only a temporary fix. Too soon, the fun wears off and the situation is unchanged. There ought to be something that really helps and lasts more than a weekend.
After the death and destruction of September 11, 2001, people all around the world, but particularly Americans, were in such pain and shock that they turned en masse to God, praying for comfort and help, flocking to churches, reading the Bible, expressing their faith in God. They reacted the same way after hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Ike. It’s been reported that revival in Haiti is in full swing. People are finding great lasting comfort and real help, answers to prayers and even miracles when they turn to God. But when everything is going well, they work and play and forget God, until the next horrific calamity when the cycle begins again
Events like the display of the Shroud of Turin, the Pope’s visit to America, the debut of the movie, “The Passion”, remind us to keep our minds on God in the good times and enjoy the benefits of comfort, help, and even miracles. The bad news and depressing situations would have less effect on us and we may even be able to resolve those problems with God’s help and answers to our prayers. But we get caught up in every day living and forget to stay close to our Creator.
I’m looking forward to the news coverage of the display of the Shroud of Turin and all the discussion of its meaning, which will include the death and resurrection of Christ. We need to be reminded. We need to turn back to the faith of our fathers. We need the stability of belief in our all powerful God and the principles in the Bible. If you can go to Turin, do it. You won’t regret it. If you don’t want to be in a crowd of millions, wait and go the next year. But keep in mind how inspiring and exhilarating it is to be among thousands of like-minded people in one accord. It strengthens one’s faith and encourages the heart. It’s unforgettable and will last far longer than a weekend. Find other ways and other events to stay connected to God and other people who share your beliefs. This is what you’re looking for, whether you realize it yet or not. It doesn’t matter whether men have proven the authenticity of the Shroud or not. It’s what the Shroud points us to that matters.Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( 1 so far )
CHERRY TREES IN WASHINGTON, D.C.
The colossal lie of global warming has been brutally exposed by record breaking snow storms, blizzards, and record-low temps all around the world. Winter has arrived earlier and stayed later than normal in the last several years to the consternation of the climate change crowd, busily working like bees in the hive to cover up the truth and manipulate the data to keep the “dream” alive. But it’s not working. It seems that God is greater and more powerful than all the politicians and so-called scientists in the world, no matter where they got their revered degrees.
America’s first president, George Washington, was known for his truthfulness and would no doubt be appalled at the lies and distortions perpetrated by the world’s pathetic leaders to gain wealth and power over the common man. Washington was himself wealthy and powerful, yet refused to accept the offer to become king of the newly formed country of the United States of America. He understood the value of freedom of every man.
The cherry tree is the symbol of George Washington’s truth-telling. The old legend says that he chopped down a cherry tree and when asked about it, he answered, “I cannot tell a lie. I chopped down the cherry tree.” In the city bearing George Washington’s name, the beautiful cherry trees blooming in spring are a great tourist attraction and bestow an unmatched beauty on the seat of our government. But they mask a robust ugliness residing in the Capitol building, the White house and the Hart Senate building. The ugliness of corruption, lying, selfishness and every unseemly behavior known to man. Scandals abound, but the one that hurts all of us the most is the global warming/climate change scheme. This one is designed to rob us of our freedom, our way of life, our success, our wealth and our honor.
The symbol of truth, the cherry tree, has been broken, damaged, weighted down by snow in the nation’s power center, as if God was defying their modern day Tower of Babel.Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( None so far )