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TFTD: We need Christ more than ever…
On Friday, December 14, 2012, tragedy struck a small town in Connecticut. The lives of innocent teachers and children were robbed at the hands of a young man who apparently suffered from mental illness. It’s evident we need Christ more than ever.
In July, a man took the lives of innocent people at a movie theatre in Aurora, Colorado, then last week there were two tragedies; a shooting at a mall in Portland, Oregon and the horrific killings at the elementary school of Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut. Some people may be wondering where was God in these recent tragedies or in any tragedy for that matter. Well that is a good question. Clearly God wasn’t in the hearts and minds of these people who committed these crimes. Another indication that we need Christ more than ever.
As a nation, we take prayer and Bibles out of school, we don’t go to church, we don’t share the gospel with the lost, we don’t teach our children about Christ, but when terrible things happen we get angry with God. We have to live a consistent life serving Christ and not a convenient life. I know people are angry and want answers, but we have to put Christ in His place and that’s at the center
of our lives and not at the end of them.
Everyday people take Christ out of their daily lives, but when tragedy strikes they want Him. They need Him. They search for Him. But it doesn’t last too long. The pledge of allegiance says, “one nation under God…” But the nation doesn’t operate like one Under God. We have to keep praying and spreading the Word of God because His Word tells us that our days are short and filled with trouble. (Job 14:1 (NKJV) “Man who is born of woman, Is of few days and full of trouble.)
So where was God in this tragedy? How could He allow something like this to happen. Well God gives free will. A better question is why do people commit evil? Why do people choose to sin versus serving The Lord?
The bible says in
John 10:10 (NKJV)
10 The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.
The enemy comes to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. That is his agenda. He wants to cause confusion. He wants to cause destruction. He wants to annihilate kingdom citizens. Now is the time to get angry with satan. He is evil and is destroying the minds of people everyday. We need to get so angry with satan that we live a life that’s pleasing to God. It’s time for us to rise up and spread the Word of God. Salvation is available to all who will believe.
(Romans 10:9 (NKJV) that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.)
Try Christ! Each day we have to live a life that’s pleasing to Christ. It doesn’t mean we are exempt from tragedy, it means that when we are called home we will have a heavenly home to go to. My prayers go out to these families who have been affected by these senseless crimes and I pray that people will turn to God. We need Christ more than ever!
2 Chronicles 7:14
New King James Version (NKJV)
14 if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
Don’t just cover your kids in prayer but teach them how to cover themselves and others in prayer. Choose to live a consistent life for Christ. Don’t delay. Choose Christ today! God bless!
Mrs. Nicole “Sunshine” Ellis
Can’t breathe: Try Spiritual CPR: Consistent in praying, Persistent in pursuing the knowledge of God, and Resistant to temptation.
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