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stability...

"And He will be your stability of your times, a wealth of salvation, wisdom and knowledge: the fear of the Lord is his treasure." Isaiah 33:6 News has poured through the television, social media, and among people about the crisis in Iraq, of our Christian brothers and sisters being martyred every second of every minute of every day. My heart is purely in a state of ache. So many questions, a Christian genocide a Christian Holocaust, how could anyone perform such evil? I never thought I would see this magnitude of evil against Christians in my generation. As I stared at the countless pictures on my screen of children beheaded, a soldier holding three guns to a child's head, people being crucified in the streets as they mock Jesus...it was disturbing and it should be. I couldn't stop the tears as I looked upon these people, saddened for their pain but rejoicing that Jesus has the VICTORY and nothing, not even death can stop His name..."Oh death where is your sting?"... All of us should be watching, all of us should be angry, all of us should be praying fervently - and not only for the Christians, for the people who are responsible...that they too would have a conversion so magnificent as Paul - from killing Christians to being a light for Jesus. It's possible, we must not forget the saving power of Jesus. Through the tears, I thought of the special place Jesus must have for each and every martyr for the faith...it was my feeble attempt to find comfort among the horror. I found myself praying a modified version of Isaiah 35:4, pleading with the Lord to come and take vengeance on the evil, because my heart was anxious, burdened, fearful and sad...what could I do except pray and desire for Jesus to come? As I wade through life, sometimes with no current and sometimes with a raging one, I can't help but find hope that he is my stability. He is why I don't fall headlong into the river with no rescuer. Life is full of tragedies, hope, suffering, and joy... But nothing compares to living a life full of Jesus and living it for him...in EVERYTHING we do. "But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn, that shines brighter and brighter until the full day." Proverbs 4:18 You see? Everyday we are catching a glimpse, a partial, of the "full day". Every moment He gives us is another moment to shine brighter and brighter until at last the full day comes...we are the light of the world...shine brightly! Come Lord Jesus Come!

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