Friday, February 5, 2010

Needed: Peace of God

Oh how I do wish bad things were not happening. One of the worse things happening right now in the USA is the church burning that is going on down south.
Church fires are something that is so hard to figure out. Well for me it is. I don't have a clue what might be on the mind of someone who would set churches on fire. Not just one church was burnt down like a grudge holder would do or some self revenge perpetrator where some personal incident happened in one denomination. No this is covering several churches and different denominations.
It is suggested it might be a hate crime. Would that be a hate against God and Christians then? It seems more like a self hate to do something that is going to hurt themselves in all aspects; emotionally, spiritually, physically when they get caught and incarcerated, and mentally when tons of disapproval ascends upon them. That is already happening in some ways actually.
Right now they/he/she are causing anxiety to whole townspeople and understandably so but the church goers at least have Philippians 4:4-9 in the King James Version
4Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice.
5Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.
6Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
7And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
8Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
9Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.
Heathen don't have this comfort. Nope. But nobody has to stay a heathen thought either. Jesus died “Once for all.”
Hebrews 10:9-11 (King James Version)
9Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second.
10 By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
Church burnings are hard to take and people are suffering. Lets remember this weekend to pray this burning stops and those guilty are brought to justice. Remember those rebuilding now too and praise God for their strong faith.
Maybe this is the time to post a special “Jesus take the Wheel” song....

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