I first thought the Notre Dame Cathedral fire was caused by the work being done but not so sure since a number of folk living in France claim that many of their other churches are being regularly vandalized.
You have to wonder why supposed unbelievers do this. In truth if someone really didn’t believe in God they wouldn’t waste their time or energy to disrespect Him or His people. Why would they? Those that do these kinds of things are like angry children. God really only does know why some are “filled with the devil” or decide to do stupid things instead of being a blessing to the world.
Many things led up to the Crucifixion of Christ but the Kiss of death from Judas was how the soldiers knew which one of the men were Jesus when they came to arrest Him for speaking against the leaders of the day. They finally got Him by accusing Him of Blasphemy which was a capital crime and they could finally put him to death as evil is so fond of doing to anyone that gets in the way.
Jesus spent His life in prayer and furthering the Kingdom of His Father in Heaven here on earth. Telling everyone that he trusted what needed to be said so the world would finally be as it was intended from the start of creation. So those who were meant to hear the “Good News” would indeed hear it and obey. There were stipulations to this Salvation and Jesus mentioned this frequently. He talked about man’s love for hypocrisy and judgment against others. He spoke of love and forgiveness as the only way past this. “If a man repent, forgive him.” He did not say blindly forgive evil and allow it to spread over the world. He said that whatever you did to others, so your Father in Heaven would do unto you. Karma so to speak. No one can deny “cause and effect.” For every action, another action of some kind will always occur.
Obedient to His death, Jesus lived to serve others. How many of us can say this? I know I can’t. I have my moments, but I admit, I usually come first now. There are so much good information on how to walk the Christian walk in the New Testament. The first four Books are the most important as they are the Gospel of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Actual accounts of the life of Christ.
Enjoy the short video and music by Michael W Smith (Stand) Oh Lord, You’re Beautiful. Jesus always spoke hope into everyone but made it clear that you must keep the commandments of God, keeping God first place in your life. To love Him with your entire being as well as loving your brothers. Others are not on this earth to use and abuse to your fancy. Is that how you wish to be treated? He said that narrow is the way to righteousness and humorously made the point of how it would be impossible for the rich to enter heaven. Something to think about but I get it. With so many needy in the world it is strange to see some with so much. I would think a normal person would feel ashamed but most do not because they are not in the Word. They live for the world and not God.
This is such a Holy and Blessed time for the Christians of the world. Thank you God for the gift of salvation and thank you Jesus for your great sacrifice for those of us that are not worthy of such a gift, such great love. I pray to come to greater understanding of your ways so I can further your Kingdom as well. Amen
It appears that “enlightenment” or understanding that which was not previously known has everything to do with the heart of a man. My grandmother once told me many years ago, she does not understand why some can experience the same things as others and not be damaged or defiled but stand strong, steadfast in their very soul and not be broken while others use it as an excuse to become angry, broken people. I used to think that some were not trying, now I don’t really know. I do know it has to do with intent. Intent and need is everything. When you cry to God in your heart, He hears you. When you put up a spiritual wall He will not enter because He can’t unless he breaks it down and God does not work like that. Jesus talked about seeking and finding, knocking and the door being answered and it is written you will find God if you fervently seek Him with your whole heart.
Know in these end times, the only people “not getting it” ain’t trying. They are the ones with evil intent or a delusional mindset because they choose not to know the truth. If you seek the truth you will always find it. It’s there, it cannot be hidden. The human mind works that way. It hides what it wants or needs to hide depending on the condition of the soul or what works in their favor if they are selfish. Most refuse to humble themselves to God and pray for forgiveness and salvation because they think they are too good. They care more for their own pride than they do their own soul. Anyone who thinks they are better than God will never know God. God is also able to block enlightenment at His Will.
Jesus is the Light of world and there has never been more proof in this world than now. All those who shun and mock the true God of Love that Jesus explained to us are lost. They always seem to have the same excuse of “that’s their choice.” They’re right. It’s not the right choice, but like all choices, it is theirs indeed, only many in the world suffer and die because of it and that’s not OK. You can’t pretend to be a “good” person and not love Jesus or at least “get” Him. It’s not possible. There are great folks who were not raised to know Jesus and that is not their fault, also they do not mock or take away from others. I do know that the most evil in God’s world mock Christ even to this day and show all just how unenlightened they really are. They are still killing Christians around the world and “liberal” groups are working fervently to remove all signs of God and Jesus from this world thus telling the world who they serve.