Inspired by my daily reading and commentary on Psalm 14 I have been thinking about some of the news headlines over the past months. In denial of God’s existance, enthroning self, the perpetrators are all too ready to manipulate and control others to their own end and sadly this includes the persecution of Christians.
Verse 2 reminds us that God is constantly ready to offer us his Grace and Salvation should we turn to him and trust him..
2 “The Lord looks down from heaven
on all people.
He wants to see if there are any who understand.
He wants to see if there are any who trust in God”
Also reminded of Jeremiah 29: 13-14 so that when anyone really seeks God and is ready for that change, he is a merciful and loving Father
13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. 14 I will be found by you,’ declares the Lord, ‘and will bring you back from captivity.[a]I will gather you from all the nations and places where I have banished you,’ declares the Lord, ‘and will bring you back to the place from which I carried you into exile.’
News Flash, another beheading, orange suited Christian slaughtered, blood spreading on the sand before them – Lord may your kingdom come, may your will be done
News Flash, hostage burned alive, caged like an animal waiting to die, this their latest battle cry – Lord may your kingdom come, may your will be done
News Flash, schoolgirls snatched and whisked away, their fate, it’s so hard to say until they are returned one day – Lord may your kingdom come, may your will be done
News Flash, women raped and children murdered, fathers, mothers, sons and daughters killed for their religion, being Christian not Muslim – Lord may your kingdom come, may your will be done
News Flash, Christians die out at sea, thrown from a boat by non-believers, left to drown in choppy waters, this another form of slaughter – Lord may your kingdom come, may your will be done
NEWS FLASH, my God died for you, there is nothing you can do, no deed so awful or depraved that you my child cannot be saved. Let me say that once again, there’s nothing you have said or done that cannot be undone by the forgiveness of a God who died for everyone – may his kingdom come, may his will be done