Friday, September 25, 2009

What a World!

Today I am conducting the funeral of a 27-year old man who leaves behind a wife, 2-year old son and another child due in December. He was killed in a car wreck. So tragic. I know we preachers are always expected to have the right words, but there are no easy answers for some situations. My prayer is that the Spirit will just use me as a receptacle today to bring peace and the presence of God.

What is with some of these leaders who are speaking at the U.N.? And why does the U.N. give them an international audience to spread their poison and idiocy? How deranged does someone have to be to deny the Holocaust?

And three terrorist plots thwarted this week! For some, that may make them feel safer. For me, it brings home the fact that there are a lot of people out there that want to see us struck again. I pray that will not happen.

I often pray for the downfall of Islam. I make it clear in my prayer that I am not praying for a violent overthrow. Rather, I pray that people's eyes might be opened to its violence, as well as its inconsistencies and falsehoods. And I pray that Islam might implode because Jesus is made real to these people.


Anonymous said...

There is so much pain in the world. It's a reminder for me how rich heaven will be.

I can't imagine the pain the Powell family right now and pray that God will fill them with his love and comfort.

I certainly can't grasp all the world events and why people do some things they do but trust God will work in all things even when I can't imagine how it will happen.

I end where I began, imagining how wonderful heaven will be.

Lauren said...

Thanks Rick for this new prayer I can join you in praying concerning Islam :) Blessings to you and Beverly!