On Friday as I walked into my wife’s office to say hi, smiling and eager to interrupt her work with a flirtatious moment or two, she swiveled around toward me in her chair and said, “Have you heard about what happened in Connecticut?”
There was shock and hurt in her voice. I knew it was bad, whatever it was. She pointed to her computer screen. I drew in and began to read the words:
“School Shooting: 20 Children and Six Adults Killed”
Sue couldn’t even look at the screen. The very thought of such a horrific act is more than human nature can bear. My stomach was immediately sick. Then I instinctively looked across the room to a framed photo of Mason and Austin, our own little guys, ages five and seven. The feelings of horror compounded within me as my eyes riveted upon their innocent, happy faces. I could almost hear the screaming and wailing of the parents in Connecticut.There we were, two human beings, happy, upbeat and loving life just moments before, and then, suddenly, by the heinous power of a single evil act, we were drained of joy and thrust into an inescapable combination of sadness and rage.
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“Come unto me all you that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart; and you will find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light”. Matthew 11: 28-30
Last night we witnessed a man take Jesus at His word. The theme of the presentation was the Lamb’s Blood. It’s a powerful presentation that walks through the fall of man and God’s amazing rescue plan to redeem His human family. At the completion of the meeting we invited people to come forward to accept Christ’s free gift of salvation and receive victory over any issues that they were facing. After praying with those who came forward, a local pastor excitably came to us to share the story of one of the men who responded to the message. Continue Reading »