Monday, November 03, 2008


As the 2008 election process has taken place, I've never been more interested.
There have been times of elation and also dread, the later putting my stomach in a knot. When I discuss it with people of varying opinions/convictions, I promise myself I won't ever discuss it again.

And then the inevitable happens. Someone says something very profound and I am forced to listen....really listen and do more thinking. The someone I'm referring to is my
son, Jonathan. He said Jesus came to minister to the poor.

So, I started thinking about all the things Jesus came to do.

He came to serve, not to be served.
He healed.He loved,
He sacrificed himself.
He saved,
He raised from the dead.

This should move us into action for His kingdom today.
What kind of action?
Saying YES to God.
Doing His will as is told in His words found in the Bible,
focusing on serving, healing relationships, sacrificing myself and sharing the gospel.

That is the only way I can find any peace or freedom from all this
chaos that the world and it's system brings.
"Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free"

Therefore, I have decided I've not been thinking right.
I need to believe Jesus when He says in His word that He will accomplish His will. His Word says He is orchestrating all the events in the world....

He makes good out of evil.

Jesus said "I will build my Church and the gates of Hell will not prevail against it"
I need to believe that and put my focus on HIM and why He has put me here.

So, will I be a pacifist?
I will still PRAY