Tuesday, May 12, 2009


Elation and Dread

As the 2008 election process has taken place, I've never felt 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 sacrificed.
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.

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 things in His word and then leave it up to Him
to accomplish His will.

He makes good out of evil.

Jesus said "I will build my Church and the gates of Hell will not prevail against it"

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