Thursday, September 22, 2011

Unshakeable Oxymoron?

I think it must have been amazing to have God walk among us. To see, touch, and hear the Son of Man, well, it must have been amazing. Don't get me wrong. I like that He holds us and carries us. I have access to Him at all times. Heck, I can't get the President on the phone because my dryer isn't drying well and I am backlogged 11 loads, but I can get God, the all powerful, all-knowing, creator of the universe at just a moments notice. But sometimes, having Him here with us would be nice. I guess its also nice to know that even when Jesus walked among us, we doubted. Makes us feel just a little better!

all scripture is from here at EWTN
1 Thessalonians 1: 5 - 10


5 for our gospel came to you not only in word, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit and with full conviction. You know what kind of men we proved to be among you for your sake.

6 And you became imitators of us and of the Lord, for you received the word in much affliction, with joy inspired by the Holy Spirit;

7 so that you became an example to all the believers in Macedo'nia and in Acha'ia.

8 For not only has the word of the Lord sounded forth from you in Macedo'nia and Acha'ia, but your faith in God has gone forth everywhere, so that we need not say anything.

9 For they themselves report concerning us what a welcome we had among you, and how you turned to God from idols, to serve a living and true God,

10 and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come. ------------------------------------------------------------------------


I say all this because even those of us with a very strong faith can be shaken. An unexpected death can make even a man who has been unshakable in his faith for more years than I like to count lose hope...If you pray, maybe you could pray for my dad. He just lost, unexpectedly, his closest and much younger and healthier friend this morning. My dad has cancer and while he is failing very slowly, he is very old and in poor health. I think that this morning he faced his own mortality along with the death of his spiritual guide and very close friend. Pray for him and for the family of Sam Jennings...a good and faithful servant.

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