Posts tagged ‘earth’

January 25, 2010

Prayer for New Year

Lord, we are your people, the sheep of your flock. 

Heal the sheep who are wounded.

Touch the sheep who are in pain.

Clean the sheep who are soiled.

Warm the sheep who are cold.

Help us to know thy love through Jesus and the Holy Spirit.

Help us to life up that love, and show it all over this land.

Help us to build love on justice and justice on love.

Help us to believe mightily, hope joyfully and love divinely.

And renew us, so that we may help renew others on Earth.

– Salvation Army Prayer

March 12, 2009

life after death

I was reading a news feed just now about an owner of a big clothing line that was killed in a car crash early this am driving his Ferrari.  It saddened me because I was thinking about him and how he had all the money in the world and had hopes and dreams and other aspirations and many long years to still live. 

I then thought about what really counts in life.  Is it money, riches, fame, power that we all seek?  In a recession time that we’re in, people losing their jobs and even their minds during this tough time.  What really matters/counts?  Is it having a good job?  Is it avoiding unemployment?  Is it paying your bills and having a nice 3 months of savings put away for a rainy day?  What is it that matters/counts?  Is it having a happy love life, a healthy and happy marriage?  Being filled up with what this world has to offer?  Why is it that I find myself wanting the best of every world??  Is it my humanity that makes me feel this way?  That I urge to be comfortable in every facet of my life?  Life perplexes me because I think about life, how we’re here on earth for such a short time compared to the breadth of history.  I look in the mirror and see an older me.  I realize that life is short.  I begin to think about what do I want to accomplish in life before I die. 

I lye awake at night thinking more and more these days.  I find myself having sleep apnea because of my many thoughts.  I guess I am very introspective today and need to write my feelings and thoughts down as the story I read really hit my heart. 

I wonder when my time is up and where I will be when that happens.  Life is so finite.  To be so bold and arrogant as to not think of there being any higher power outside of man is ridiculous in my humble opinion.  To think that something exploded into such beauty is preposterous. 

To know that there is a living God and a son that paid the ultimate price for ME & YOU gives me hope that there is life after death.

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son, that whosever believeth in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life.

April 23, 2008

confused

So, all we have been hearing about is how hot the earth is getting and the whole ‘global warming’ thing.  Well, on foxnews this am, I was reading a very interesting article about how one scientist has been studying our planet and found that our earth has gotten colder in the past year and that the earth is at the 1930’s level of temperature. 

Is anyone confused or is it just me?  How do we believe in what anyone says in the scientific community?  Why are there soooo many schools of thought on how hot the earth is getting or how cold the earth is getting?  Why isn’t there any TRUTH out there that is Factual or is it a political agenda for people to contort the truth?  Is there global warming or isnt’ there?  there can’t be 2 Truths!!!

One fact is, that science is continually evolving and thus there can’t be true hard facts.  Another fact is, there are basic fundamental science truths that are certain, i.e. laws of motion(newton), laws of physics, periodic table of elements.

But, when it comes to something that is truly profound, there seems to still be doubters out there.  The fact that Jesus walked this earth is a foregone conclusion of truth…but there are still doubters(not many of you left thankfully)  Then there is the truths about who Jesus says He is.  “I and the Father are one”  John 10:30 and “The Father is in me and I in the Father”  John 10:38

Now given the previous statement Jesus made about himself. there can be only 2 conclusions.  He is either who He says He is(the Truth) or He is a nutjob(crazy) and has totally lost his mind.  Your answer will be an everlasting one.  What say YOU?  You can’t say He was a good person and not believe in whom He says He is.  As C.S. Lewis stated, “That option wasn’t open”

“I am the Way and the Truth and the Life, and no one comes to the Father but by me”  John 14:6