Sunday, June 17, 2012


I have to admit with all of the latest news reports and headlines regarding the upcoming presidential election, the steady increase of job cuts, political scams, and overall lack of morality throughout our country, I found myself feeling extremely anxious. I guess you could say, I let it get the best of me. As I was sitting in church this morning, Mark Marshall told us to get out our bibles and turn to Luke (this part wasn’t surprising considering we have been studying Luke for eternity over a year now). The cool part was that the words throughout these verses were exactly what I needed to be reminded of this morning!!

But Jesus said, 6 “As for what you see here, the time will come when not one stone will be left on another; every one of them will be thrown down.” 7 “Teacher,” they asked, “when will these things happen? And what will be the sign that they are about to take place?” 8 He replied: “Watch out that you are not deceived. For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am he,’ and, ‘The time is near.’ Do not follow them. 9 When you hear of wars and uprisings, do not be frightened. These things must happen first, but the end will not come right away.”

10 Then he said to them: “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. 11 There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven.

12 “But before all this, they will seize you and persecute you. They will hand you over to synagogues and put you in prison, and you will be brought before kings and governors, and all on account of my name. 13 And so you will bear testimony to me.14 But make up your mind not to worry beforehand how you will defend yourselves. 15 For I will give you words and wisdom that none of your adversaries will be able to resist or contradict. 16 You will be betrayed even by parents, brothers and sisters, relatives and friends, and they will put some of you to death. 17 Everyone will hate you because of me. 18 But not a hair of your head will perish. 19 Stand firm, and you will win life. 

-Luke 5:6-19

With all of that being said, please understand I hope to continue to do my part as a citizen of the United States of America by educating myself on current events and the direction of this country; however, I pray to never let it take priority over what truly matters which is… my personal relationship with Jesus Christ. In addition, I pray that you too will put your Hope in Jesus. The bible tells us to “cast all [our] anxiety on Him because he cares for [us].” Then again, this is just our temporary home and for that I am thankful.

Photo Credit: The Cerulean Gallery by Denver Moore (Same Kind of Different as Me)

1 comment:

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