How can we continue in our every day, superficial living, when we have continual
24/7 news coverage and
Facebook and Twitter and Whatnot Updates showing us the excessive evil
that is being set loose upon the
weakest of the the World's population?
What can we do?
I'm sure things were whispered about in the privacy of their houses...
you know, about what they had heard or seen going on "over the way".
Keep to your own business and
nobody will bother you.....
isn't that safer?
To say it was a disturbing experience,
is a bit of an understatement.
It was eerily quiet
as I looked out over the empty hillside and imagined the thousands of people who never walked away from that place.
I walked through the building that housed the remnants of the things they left behind.
Bits of clothing and piles of shoes.
Letters and other writings.
So many just slaughtered as if they didn't matter. I walked away from that camp
and could nearly hear the echo of the cry of the Psalmist who dared to say,
Liberation of the Camp,
the American Forces marched the villagers through the camp to
force them to see and acknowledge
what they did nothing to stop.
Seeing the photographs and reading accounts of it, my mind boggles.
Could they have stopped it?
Shouldn't they have tried?
when the greatest protectors of freedom in the world declared that
"unborn children are not persons"
and could be slaughtered.....
for any reason.
on the flat screens
in our very safe and very nice,
clean living rooms....
the place where we shelter our children
no longer feels safe, because,
we see so many children being butchered.
They cannot hide.
They cannot get away.
Christian families are murdered.
Jews....anyone who will not submit.
It is the Holocaust all over again.
This time, it is not hidden in secret Death Camps. It is not tidied up under benign sounding jargon such as "a woman's right to choose".
This time it is.
Unedited. Raw. Defiant. Arrogant.
as if God could not see it otherwise.....
"Where is their God?"
Before our eyes, make known among the nations that you avenge the blood of your servants.
psalm 79: 10 niv
of these beautiful lives that is snuffed out.
Evil will increase.
We are told that in Scripture.
Not to run away.
present with the Lord.
He warns about the ones who would
do such evil things to children.
Vengeance belongs to Him.
He will judge them.
we are nearly paralyzed in our fear.....
But we must realize that.
when the persecution comes to us,
we need to have already made our choice.
are we ready?
If the disciples were living in them,
we certainly are.
(Who would want to?)
Yet, we have a part in them.
He has allowed us to be a part of His Plan.
We can pray for God to give
wisdom and strength and power and peace.
(what an understatement this appears to be in today's English language)
but to take heart because
Jesus has overcome the world.
that you trust God.
they understand the
Good News of Christ.
The children of God live forever.
faithful to trust a God
who asks us to give away our very lives?
was persecuted for their faith.
This is what the Holy Spirit,
through the Apostle Peter,
Lord Jesus Christ!
In his great mercy he has given us new
resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
and into an
Though you have not seen him,
you love him;
and even though you
not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the
living and enduring word of God.
For, "All men are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field;
the grass withers and the flowers fall,
but the word of the Lord stands forever."
And this is the word that was preached to you. 1peter 1:23-25niv (emphasis mine)
"Do not fear what they fear;
do not be frightened."
But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord.
Always be prepared to give an answer
he told them...........
Therefore be clear minded and self-controlled
so that you can pray.
under God's mighty hand,
that he may lift you up in due time.
Cast all your anxiety on him
because he cares for you.
Be self-controlled and alert.
Your enemy the
"The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church."
It is not in the Bible.
the blood being spilled out
will not be in vain.
It can be, in fact, a seed that grows our faith
and conviction as we watch and pray
and do whatever the Lord leads us to do to help.
"Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints."