Monday, March 14, 2011

Peace and Safety??

Business as usual, was occupying the minds of the many inhabitants in Japan as they scurried to their place of work, or to complete their goals and schedules for the day.

The farmers were tending their fields, planting or harvesting their crops. The school children were merrily on their way to learn and receive their training. Mothers as usual were preparing their daily tasks for the family.

All was well. All was safe. OR WAS IT?

Like a horror movie that leaves us all breathless, SUDDENLY it all became real. How could this happen? There was no place to hide, no place of safety to run to, no mountain to climb. The whole world was in shock !!

Were these people any more or any less deserving of this destruction than the United States or any other country? Were they any more Godless and wicked than those in many of our cities?

No, we cannot say that they were punished or cursed and we cannot say that God did this to them.

We can only pray that God will be merciful to them and will quickly bring aid and help to them. Our prayer is that the inland churches that are now coming to their assistance will also bring Christ to those who are hurting.

There was no way that this could have been avoided. No preparation could have been made to stop it from happening. No prevention was available. OR WAS IT?

I am reminded of the words of warning in the Scriptures that alert us that when Jesus returns to receive those who have accepted Him as Lord; that there will be many working in the field, some will be sleeping, others will be grinding their wheat, and at the trumpet call, one will be taken and the other will be left.

We cannot prevent the return of Jesus. What we can do is prepare for His Second Coming. If you have not already done so, invite Jesus to come into your heart and to be your Savior and Friend. Make this a quality decision which means NO turning back.

Are you safe? Is all well at your home? Perhaps not, but - - YES, it can be!!

Make your decision to serve Jesus now, and you will be ready to go with him when He comes to take all the Saints with him to Glory!

1 Thessalonians 5:3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.

Proverbs 18:10 tells us “ The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runs into it, and they are safe.”



6 comments:

  1. Hazel, this was really good how you tied in the scriptures with this disaster. Great teaching! Nancy P

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  2. Thank you Grandma for your post. It is encouraging and loving.

    Love Shar

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  3. Definitely! People need to have ears to hear!
    Love Nancy K

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  4. I've been thinking a lot about Japan lately, no doubt because of our own recent flood and clean up. It's easy to be upbeat about such things when I still have my home, family, food, water and electricity. I can't wrap my brain around the amount of suffering there.

    More than a week ago I read words from "Jesus Calling" which said something like, "abundant life is not health and wealth, but living in relationship with Jesus (or something about His presence)." That puts things into perspective for me.

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  5. Hazel, Thank you for your words here. I often wonder about facing such a natural and/or man-made disaster, and it is scary to think about.

    I always think of that scripture above that you mentioned, Proverbs 18:10, and it brings me comfort, because no matter how much physical planning we can prepare ourselves for to face such things as those did in Japan, we still can't ignore the power that comes from calling on God and thinking about our spiritual safety.

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  6. I often think about the fragile nature of life. None of us know when we will pass over into eternity and yet we should live like it could be any moment. Your post reminded me of this once again. Thank you.

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