Thursday, May 22, 2008

Pray For Others

Steven Curtis Chapman
When someone is is in the national spotlight, we tend to think of them as something special, someone set apart from the ordinary cares of this life.
But, when tragedy strikes, we take on the burden of their pain, as it takes on national significance.
Singer/songwriter Steven Curtis Chapman has had a tragedy in his family of enormous proportion: his son drove the family car into the driveway, and struck and killed a young daughter/sister.
What grace is being called forth in the Chapman's lives!?!
Not only must they bear the loss of a daughter, they must also bear the pain the young man is feeling for being the direct cause of the loss.
How will they grieve without the son feeling responsible? How will they grieve and support at the same time?
Only God's grace can bring someone through an event such as this.
Can we ignore the need for prayer to strengthen our brothers and sisters in Nashville at this time?
Let it not be relegated to just another news item at 6 o'clock. Rather, join with the thousands/millions around the world who have been touched by this tragedy and pray for those involved. Let the news bring forth a story of grace that will touch the world.
That is what the Chapman's desire and deserve.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

It is a Sin to Plow

Proverbs 21:4 ...and the plowing of the wicked is sin.

If something as common as plowing, which is not inherently sinful, is called sin when done by the wicked, then how can we continue to say, "He's a good man even though he doesn't know the Lord."?
Apparently, nothing is acceptable to the Lord but the righteousness that is found in Jesus.
Will the church ever begin to make the distinctions that the Lord makes?
Or, will she continue to follow the ways of the world in tolerance and acceptance of that which is an abomination to the Lord?

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Faith or Understanding?

I don't know everything, and...

"I do not understand everything about Christ and Christianity. I also do not understand everything about electricity, but I do not intend to sit in the dark until I do."

Thought you might enjoy knowing and using this little quote.