Sunday, July 22, 2012
There is Evil in the World
We are all reminded there is evil in the world with the shootings in CO. I am sorry for the loss of life of all the loved ones that will be truly missed by the family, friends and associates. I am acquainted with tragically losing loved ones. I have lost two brothers in the past - one at 21 and one at 54 - tragically. They were here one day... gone the next. We will all wonder what would have been, had this not happened to those we love. For those of us who have survived, what would have happened to us, where would we be had we died? For those that are gone, there is always hope that the LORD knows them and is taking care of them. For those who currently have no assurance, we can offer hope: Gospel of John Chapter 1 verse 12, Jn 1:12: "Yet to all who received him, who believed in his name (Jesus Christ), he gave the right to become children of God." Romans 10:9 - "... That if you confess with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord,' and believe in you heart that God has raised him from the dead, you will be saved.'" Our time has not yet come, but coming it is. Our hope is that we will all live long, healthy lives and see our children's children. We need to be ready, and Jesus Christ can make us ready. Now, at this time, our obligation is to the living. For many, this is a wake-up call. It is time to turn-around and turn towards God and receive forgiveness for our sins. If we turn in sincerity towards Him, he will turn towards us. Now is the time and today is the day of salvation.