Zephaniah 3:17 reminds us that God is musical and He rejoices and sings over you. - -
The LORD your God in the midst of you is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over you with joy; he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Why? Why? Why??
Today I gleaned from Pastor Jerry’s sermon as he read from
Luke 13:1-5 where Jesus reminded his followers that bad things happened to Galileans
whether they were Saints or sinners.
These were not worse sinners, and Jesus urged
his listeners to repent lest they too be next in line for disaster.
Religion asks the universal question, Why did this
happen?What is the answer?
Jesus gave a lot of food for thought, and not common answers.He used parables to illustrate, and left it
to his followers to figure out the answer by thinking about it.
The Good shepherd, The lost coin, The prodigal son, Who is
my neighbor? And how often do we forgive?Were a few of the stories Jesus told to cause us to think.
Why is there disaster, disease, and accidents that happen to
sinner and saint alike?Why do people
die unnecessarily? There seems to be randomness
Why do people fail to heed warnings, such as those posted on
a pack of cigarettes?
The word, “Repent” comes to mind during this Lenten
season.We are making preparations for
the mystery of the resurrection.
Easter has traditions that are fun for children, such as
crafts and the Easter egg hunt. It is the time to welcome Spring when flowers and trees bud
and come to life.
Jacob was found wrestling with a man, (who was an angel) and
he was prevailing, but the angel touched his thigh and told him his name would
now be Israel.
We all wrestle with prayer.The main aspect is not to come to get answers, but to approach the
throne to worship God and to form a lasting relationship with Him.At times we make prayer too complicated.
If we are angry at God, because we believe He has not
answered our prayers, it is good to pray this prayer:“Lord, help me to love you more.”Then be in a listening mode.
It is by God’s grace that some of our prayers are NOT
answered.Loss is there, but worry is
gone.Thank God, we are washed in the
blood of the Lamb.
We pray that persons will change, but the truth is, neither
you nor God can change anyone. Their
will is involved.Pray that their eyes
will be opened to receive truth.
On our way to Easter, we may have more questions than
Know that God is in control,
and he has a handle on us all, - - on you and on me.