Sorry, I was without internet for a *cough* few days. This post commencing, the Avengers Christmas post is queued for tomorrow, and right after that, a review for one of the best movies ever created. And surprisingly enough, I don't mean The Hobbit.
Anyway, I was going to publish the Avengers post today, but in the wake of the Connecticut school shooting today, I just wanted to give y'all an exhortation.
A few weeks ago there were two high school student suicides in the same week. And more recently, it's been a rough few days as far as the news go. The other day a man walked into a shopping mall near where my dad works, and killed two people and injured a fifteen year old girl. There would have been more if his gun hadn't jammed. Then this morning, a gunman shoots 27 kids and also his mom who worked at the school.
Guys, this stuff is insane. And the problem isn't higher security or gun control. Neither of those things get to the issues of the heart.
I know it sounds like a sappy facebook post or something, but honestly here, we as a nation have pulled out from under the covering of God. People are so shocked that these horrible things happen and they shouldn't be. It's because the devil is having a frickin' heyday with people because they aren't covered in the truth and grace of Jesus Christ, and they lose perspective and hope and the darkness goes in and messes them up.
It's beyond depressing. But I don't say any of this to discourage you. Rather, I say it to rally all of you.
We all are bearers of light. We are workers, harvesters of souls for the God who died to save us. And the daylight is ebbing away, and before you know it, the time we have allotted to work here will be over.
So what are you going to do about it?
My mother was encouraging me this morning to not get distracted, and to really get filled up and to not slack off and live life for your own enjoyment. And I share that with you. Look at the people in your life that don't know the Lord. Tomorrow isn't promised to anyone.
Consider this a challenge. Don't worry, I'm going to do it too. But see if today you can share the Gospel, or pray with someone that doesn't know the love of God. Because you never know what the rest of the day is holding for you. Time is short, and we gotta dig in and do everything we can to save people. You with me?
Anyway, I promise you all two more posts in the coming week. Sorry for slacking off. Lord bless you all- now go forth and conquer!