This morning, the following headline finally push me over the top. A federal representative, sworn to follow the Constitution, says this about a duly elected President? It doesn’t matter if you like him or not; this is about much more:
Hating conservatives, hating liberals, hating Jews, hating Christians, hating Muslims, hating white males, hating Obama, hating Trump! Friends, this is all playing into Satan’s plan of division, destruction, and chaos! Don’t you see the coming fall? Don’t you see the decline of the United States of America [underline “united”]? Many how spew hate over a simple stupid red hat with white words on it…why? What so wrong with “Make America Great”? What nation has done more in the world to help others? What nation in the world has done more to feed, clothe and help the helpless? Answer: only America! If we needlessly go down, so goes the world. Maybe this is all a great hateful push by Satan…I don’t know. I do know how unloving and sad it all is.
I do know this however, for me, I will follow Jesus Christ and try my best to be loving to all, and show kindness. Give it a try!
Get up, go to work, come home, go to sleep, get up and do it all over again. Day in and day out…do you feel like to are going in circles, a job of drudgery, a job of no value, that you are not going anywhere? Many are believe they are in that boat with you!
How do you really know you are in a boat to nowhere?
Let’s meet Epaphroditus. He was an errand boy nearly two thousand years ago in a town called Philippi. His church sent him with a message and a gift to Rome…off he goes on foot over rugged terrain. Terrain teeming with wild animals, dangerous people and no bathrooms! His biggest problem? He was so sick, he was near death and nearly died. How would you feel in such a situation? Most, I believe, would think, “why am I doing this?” For no pay, sicker than a dog, on a long walk, robbers all around…”I must be a flaming idiot!”
Well, our friend Epaphroditus, because of his efforts, ended up in the pages of the Bible [Philippians 2:25-30 and 3:15-18] to be remembered for all time. He lessen Paul’s anxiety as he contemplated his coming execution by the Romans and brought him a gift while he was under house arrest. God blessed him and had mercy on him; he was a worker for Christ Jesus! Not JUST an errand boy, he had a very important job to do…to carry a message when he was very ill.
Would you, could you do the same? Colossians 3:23-24, no job is un-important if you are working for Jesus!
On February 10, 2019, CBS’s show “Sunday Morning” presented a segment on loneliness. I certainly understand short periods of loneliness; I’ll bet everyone has experienced this at one time or another. However, “Sunday Morning” broadcasted a fearful stat, if it is actually true; experts claim 50% of Americans are lonely. Not just lonely once in a while, but they exist in a long state of loneliness.
The show’s interviews presented comments that loneliness was more intense when the individual was around other people. Surely you have seen a group of people, not talking to each other, but having their nose stuck in their phones. Have we lost how talk to each other? We can talk to our pets, but can’t talk to a follow human? Has so-called social media made us less social? Has the “me” generation reached the climax of selfishness, having reached that lonely mountaintop of nobody but me?
Sadly, the show never once mentioned the joy that can be found in spiritual relationships; the most valid being connected to Jesus Christ. While a two second comment about solitude was mentioned; the show skipped right over the benefits and the joy of solitude in experiencing God’s wonderful creation, or the uplifting solitude found in the “Jesus Walk”. Real empowerment is available to all to help YOU to love first, be the first to show love, then You will start receiving love from others. Loneliness…color it gone!
What is the main function of government? It is not to educate the people. It is not to feed the people. It is not to provide jobs for the people. So, what is its main function? Answer: to protect the people. This is not happening by the actions of both political parties.
So, what do we see happening as a result? Our increasing lack of civility and awful coarseness of language. Our increasing lack of respect. Main answer: we see a majority of the population angry! Angry with each other. Angry with institutions. Angry with the media. Angry with politicians. Angry with white men. Angry! Angry! Angry!
So, how can we turn this around for our children? Turn to God! Find the love in Jesus Christ! Learn how to be a Child of God…read the Holy Word of God only found in the Bible. It is the only thing that will bring you peace and comfort and create a firm foundation in order to stand against the destructive tide of the world, a world now in chaos.
Jesus loves you this I know, for the Bible tells me so.
We say…Merry Christmas…do you know what this really means? I ask, is it idealistic to think we can we keep a friendly greeting and Jesus reminder going all year?
Did you sing “Happy Birthday to Jesus” on December 25th? I hope you did; it is the reason for the season! I believe we are turn; turn from our worldly ways and look toward our one and only Savior.
I invite you to take a couple of minutes to read the attached thought-provoking and educational article asking “What if…?” America at Christmas
Living as such required!
Merry Christmas to you! I have a very nice and caring Muslim friend that wishes my family and myself a Merry Christmas every year, as well as sharing an Easter wish.
What is Christmas all about anyway? If you live in Europe, chances are 1 in 5 you don’t know it is about the birth of Christ. If you live in Europe 1 in 20 think Easter is about the birth of Christ.
In America, the population that wants Christmas to be more about the birth of Christ has dropped 14% in the last four years to only 65%, see Latest Survey
It has been published that 88% of Americans still believe in some kind of God, higher power, or spiritual force. It appears to me that we are following the footsteps of Europe; we too are losing our spiritual way.
My friends, if you are in this 88% group believing in “spiritual higher power things”, this is Hinduism and not Christianity. This is the way Oprah talks. If your spiritual “thing” is not 100% the resurrected Jesus Christ, then it is just “a thing”…and a worshiped “thing” [not Christ Jesus] is an idol.
SO, what is Christmas about? The birth of our Living Savior who has already redeemed the world [lovingly paid the price for your sins]; all you need to do now is to, drop your idols and 100% believe in the resurrected Christ Jesus and celebrate His Holy birth.
Blessings and Merry Christmas to you and your families!
This morning, less than a week after our Thanksgiving Holiday, news mentioned a person, not liking our duly elected President, stealing a private person’s flag and setting it on fire on the porch. It could have burned the house down as peaceful residents slept inside. What is going on now in our country? Why all this hate? Why are we NOT thankful for all we have been blessed with, in a nation built upon freedom of the individual?
I didn’t like our past President, but I prayed for him! It would appear that this so-called progressive political movement, a leftist movement, calling for diversity, is all about hate and confiscating freedoms. A black woman, Star Parker, wrote an ARTICLE published today that all people should read and pray about. Ms. Parker writes:
“Republicans and all Americans who care about bequeathing a free nation to their children and grandchildren need to think long and hard about how to communicate the importance of freedom to Americans of color. It’s our only hope of not losing our country to the left forever.”
I have hundreds of articles that support what she is writing. I have three grandsons; do you have any young family members you care about? What about their future?