Sunday, January 23, 2011

You can't ignore true reality...

...once you've sen the light.

Last night while speaking with a friend she mentioned that there was a show on TBN about some missionaries who travel around the world.  The show was called Travel the Road, and the particular episode that was playing is from right after the earth quake in Haiti.

It was chaotic, people scavenging for food, things to build shelter out of, people being gunned down in the streets by police men who are supposed to be keeping the peace, buildings on fire, gunshots ringing in the air...I could go on, but I don't think I need to.

I am amazed, simply at the fact that today the biggest news on our minds consists of the latest movie starts outfit at the red carpet or how much money a movie brought in this past weekend, or even the adorable squirrel who surfs on the water! Is this really what we want to know, are we so comfortable that seeing the truth has become obsolete to us?  These two missionaries were right in the thick of it, but I never saw anything like this on ABC, CBS, NBC....where is the truth?  That is why we have to do what God calls us to do, and do it without shame without worry about what others think.

Hebrews 12:1-3

  Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.  Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.
We must know that in this world we are strangers and that our true purpose is to bring God glory and show the world the truth of his name sake Jesus Christ.  I know the road seems long and hard, and impossible, but we know that through Christ's strength we are unstoppable.

Be encouraged today in your journey with God and continue to pray for those of us who are out there in the world, bringing the truth to those who are blind.


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