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And the Nation stood still….

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There is a sense of community that has been born that wasn’t around last Thursday.teddy bear

The nation stopped in its tracks all of a sudden Friday.

Sitting in church yesterday, you could feel it.

“Quiet” swept the room as the Pastor revealed the front page of a newspaper that read, WHY?

He set the stage with the verses from Psalm 72:1-7

 Endow the king with your justice, O God,
the royal son with your righteousness.
May he judge your people in righteousness,
your afflicted ones with justice.

May the mountains bring prosperity to the people,
the hills the fruit of righteousness.
May he defend the afflicted among the people
and save the children of the needy;
may he crush the oppressor.
 May he endure as long as the sun,
as long as the moon, through all generations.
 May he be like rain falling on a mown field,
like showers watering the earth.
 In his days may the righteous flourish

Fairness in Jesus is not the same as the world’s view. Based on “righteousness”  or doing that which is good, results in good. Jesus performed many miracles due to his righteousness. What does that say?

When “unrighteousness” is prevalent, evil will prevail.memorial service

It matters who you follow. It matters who is in charge and what they represent.

If a leader has abolished the truth, so will his people leaving doors open for the battle to rage on.

King Solomon wrote these words with God almighty as his leader.

Our Pastor gave 3 specifics regarding these verses:

1: God will give justice to the afflicted.

2. God saves the children; all of us who follow Jesus are his children. We are all needy.

3. God will crush the oppressors. No tyranny has reigned forever. Evil only lasts for a season.

True justice is found only in Jesus. The cross redeems all wrong, hurt, pain or loss. No evil can remain because of what Christ did on the cross.

In a court of law, fairness/or justice is used according to evidence that is weighed. The balance of impartiality is tried.

The reason evil occurs is we are in the middle of battle. Good and evil are fighting against each other; and for those of us who know Jesus, we know how it all ends.

God knows what it is like to lose a child. The choice as it was, remained with Jesus as he determined to walk up that hill and be the sacrificial lamb for us all. And he had no sin. He was righteousness in human form.

The non-believers will never understand the existence of God because it is based solely on the cross.

Questions will rise and fall as time passes. As believers we don’t need to know everything because no matter what the evil, justice was served at the resurrection. When Christ died, it was finished; every possible wrong doing was redeemed.

As the world stood still absorbing what could not be absorbed, Jesus was hanging on the cross again for 26 people who were unjustly taken in the middle of a tempestuous conflict.

Therein lies the answers, the grace and mercy God extends to everyone.

Jesus gave his life for us, and that is what makes it fair.

If you would like to hear Pastor Clay Smith of Alice Drive Baptist Church’s sermon in its entirety, please log on to www.adbc.org.

http://jpfinn7.wordpress.com/2012/12/16/connecticut-town-mourns-as-police-look-for-answers/

http://ubebetternotbitter.wordpress.com/2012/12/16/asking-god-why-is-out-of-character/

http://scottknowlton.wordpress.com/2012/12/16/the-steadfast-love-of-god/

http://vineoflife.net/2012/12/16/newtown-massacre-was-18th-mass-murder-event-in-2012-whats-going-wrong-and-is-there-hope-notes-from-my-fox-interview/

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4 thoughts on “And the Nation stood still….

  1. this was a good article. my heart still hurts from Fridays events

  2. My heart still grieves for the victims and their families. Such young, innocent lives taken from this world. I suppose God needed his angels more than we did. God bless them all.

  3. Pingback: ACTUAL REASONS “WHY THE WORLD DIDN’T ENDED ? « shanepedia

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