Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light. See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is. And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit. Ephesians 5:14-18
To most Americans who follow NCAA basketball they know what March Madness and The Big Dance mean. For purposes of this writing 'March Madness' is referring to the terror that recently struck in Brussels, Belgium and in Pakistan. I am referring to ISIS attacks on innocent human beings, a good majority Christians. There is no love in their hearts although God could come into their hearts and they could be transformed.
These hate filled killing sprees have occurred on American soil with the major one of course being 911. Then there was Ft. Hood Army installation, Boston Marathon, and recently San Bernadino. Our peaceful freedom loving country allowed too many people who hate us to enter freely in the name of a peaceful religion or to help refugees. Sounds good enough. After all we are supposed to love one another, right?
There is an evil force in this world and he is called Satan, the thief. As it says in John 10:10 "The thief comes to steal, kill, and destroy. I came that you might have life and have it more abundantly." Good and evil have been around since the days of Adam and Eve and the first son in the Garden. They will be here until Jesus comes back to take believers to Heaven. What we need to be doing is not hating like those who strike terror do, but to continue in prayer and also take part in speaking up since we do still have a voice. Do all things in love.
PRAYER: Thank you for the freedom we enjoy in this country. Too long we have taken many things for granted and have not always obeyed you Lord. Forgive me for not speaking out against evil. I will continue to pray that we can remain free and evil men will turn to you. In Jesus' name. Amen.