Monday, August 07, 2006

Peacemaker

These are articles from the Daily Oklahoman. KANDAHAR, Afghanistan-Militant attacks killed four Canadian soldiers and wounded ten. BEIRUT, Lebanon- Israel and Hezbollah sharply intensified fighting Saturday with air strikes, rocket attacks and brutal ground fighting. BAGHDAD, Iraq- At least 21 were killed or found dead, most of them in the capital. And now for a rebuttal. “The wolf shall live with the lamb, the leopard shall lie down with the kid, the calf and the lion and the fatling together, and a little child shall lead them. The cow and the bear shall graze, their young shall lie down together; and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. The nursing child shall play over the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put its hand on the adder’s den. They will not hurt or destroy on all of my holy mountain; for the earth will be full of the knowledge of the Lord.” Isaiah 11: 6-9.
I so much would like to be around for Christ return. What a privilege. Better yet that He would return today. The above verse states that when the earth is full of the knowledge of the Lord there will be peace. No one will be hurt anymore. When Jesus returns, the wars will be over. Why does He delay His coming? Why must sin and strife and wars continue? Because He want’s all who will, to freely love and join with Him. When He returns the chance is gone. Now is the only guaranteed time that anyone has to trust in Him. In the meantime we who are Christians should do our best to increase the knowledge of Christ to all the world, to all peoples. Because when we do, we increase peace, one person at a time.

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called the children of God.”
Matthew 5: 9

“He makes wars cease to the ends of the earth;
He breaks the bow and shatters the spear…” Psalm 46: 9

2 comments:

Laymond said...

All I can add is amen Brother

Ollie said...

So like our Jewish brothers we too await the Messiah with deep longing in our hearts? Why wasn't His first coming enough? It should have been - His message was clear enough for those who can read. If we long for more then somehow we missed the beat first time round. Why do we think we'll do better next time? Maybe it wasn't us. Maybe it was Him? Dubious proposition at best.

"When he returns the chance is gone." Why do we put limits on God's infinite mercy? Why do we Christians work so hard at putting limits on every aspect of God? Others seem to know better in this much at least.