Life isn’t the same as it was 4 days ago.
What we didn’t see coming is an unfolding of America. Just one more installment of warning.
Planned hostility was no coincidence this particular week. The outrage of such a precise weapon took time and patience to construct. Clues as to why it was where it was and on tax day are yet to be discovered. But make no mistake, someone or some group is trying to tell us something.
The bombs were built for catastrophic damage much more than was accomplished. Maybe God had something to do with that.
God was the doctors, nurses, EMT’s, on-site clinic workers, policemen and security.
God came as family members, friends and neighbors to offer comfort and love anywhere it was needed.
He reached out as counselors, therapists and social workers to aid in mental and emotional support.
God showed up with a mighty multitude of his angels to fight off the darkness that has become America.
The battle wages on into a war but God’s presence will overshadow any attack.
How do I know this? Because had God not been there, Boston would not exist today.
The enemy determines to kill, steal and destroy completely. The devil would have finished the job had God not been standing in his way.
If anything, the extension of God’s grace and mercy covered Boston Monday.
Without God’s every day intervention, the earth we inhabit would have blown up long ago.
Jesus’ death and resurrection conquered the “prince of this world’s ultimate conclusion, but he still has some power left and he is exercising it.
As individuals and a nation we need to seek the Cross of Christ in a heart of humble need for redemption.
America deserves punishment. We need to repent, now. Doing so will allow God to show the devil the exit door out.
While God waits for us to seek him for this soul searching revival, don’t think for one minute he is that easy to get rid of.
Our attempts to run away from the cross are a fleeting moment of reprieve. God may pardon us for a while, but it won’t be long before he comes looking for us.
He knows how clumsy we are and how many mud pits we dig for ourselves.
While we look the other way, he stands guard at the next “quicksand” we get caught in so he can retrieve us. He pulls us out; washes off the glop, gunk and slime for the umpteenth time and says, “Go, and sin no more.”
Running away from God doesn’t work. I know I tried it.
You see, he can be rather annoying. As you are making your way into the world as a 22 year old self-sufficient, invincible idiot, he follows you around.
He bothers you. A whisper here, a tap on your shoulder there and what is worse is when he begins to sound like your mother.
If that isn’t enough he also gets his angels in on his sneaky tricks.
Finally, you ask God,
“Why are you following me around? Can’t you see I am trying to do this on my own?”
God, “I could but I won’t. My promise to you is that I will never leave you, nor forsake you. I love you too much to ever leave you alone.”
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