I was in disbelief by what I read regarding the tragedy that took place in San Bernardino, especially since I reside in San Bernardino county. My home is not close to the shootings, though. It’s a good 45 minutes away from where it all took place. But regardless of my proximity, I know people who have family and friends who live and work in the city of San Bernardino. In fact, one of my girlfriends has a sister that works in the building that was under attack.
Terrorism is real and it’s even more so when it hits this close to home.
Some politicians are screaming even louder now for gun control but that is just a ridiculous notion due to the fact that having a gun is not the root cause of evil. Sin is.
You can put a gun in my hands but that doesn’t mean I’m going to go on a shooting spree killing others.
The problem is not what’s in the hands of man, but what’s in their hearts.
A man who is intent on taking another person’s life can use a rock, a rope, a knife, or whatever he can to carry out his evil desires.
The answer to our problem is sin control but the only way a person can control their sin is by surrendering their life to Jesus Christ. It is through the power of the Holy Spirit that convicts and transforms the heart of man.
The world we live in is a broken and fallen world. And it is for this reason that Jesus, the Messiah, willingly chose to step down from heaven. He left His throne so He could redeem the lost. To save us from ourselves. To give us an abundant life.
But God also gave us free will. Some have chosen to accept God’s free gift of grace through the blood of Jesus Christ and others have chosen to reject Him. It’s a simple decision, really. You’re either for Christ or against Him.
The days that we’re living in are evil.
So be careful how you live. Don’t live like fools, but like those who are wise. Make the most of every opportunity in these evil days. Eph. 5:15,16 (NLT)
The world needs to know our Savior. Now more than ever people need to experience the everlasting peace and love that only knowing Jesus Christ can bring.
You and I have the answers to sin.
You and I have the way to a life filled with peace and hope.
You and I have an answer to peoples’ fears.
You and I can bring the Good News that so many people need to hear…
His name is Jesus Christ.
But maybe you don’t want to tell others about Him because you might offend someone? Well, here are my thoughts on that…
Every professing Christian should be more concerned about being biblically correct rather than politically correct.
I don’t bow my knee to man or politicians. I bow my knee to my Savior, Jesus Christ. Therefore my actions and words should support who I serve. I’m not going to cower or fear man. What’s the worst they can do to me? Kill me? (I happen to know where I’m heading when I die. There’s nothing to fear there!)
The battle that rages on in this world is a spiritual battle.
For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly place. Eph. 6:12 (NLT)
It’s good vs. evil and I’m on the winning team. Are you?
You and I were created for a purpose. And that simple purpose it to let others know about Jesus Christ. The world is in a desperate state, my friend, and we hold the key to hope. Every Christ-follower is called to evangelize.
We are ambassadors for Jesus Christ and we should be doing everything we can to further advance His kingdom until the whole world hears.
We have the answers, but the question is, will we remain silent? Or will we speak up? Will we seek to minister to others even when it’s not convenient for us or when we’re not sure on how to go about it?
What is God calling you to do, today? Are you willing to step out in faith and do it?
Redeem the time and the Christmas season and tell and/or show others about the Prince of Peace, the Everlasting Father, our Mighty God, and Wonderful Counselor.
For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. The government will rest on his shoulders. And he will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6
Live a poured out life for Christ,