I have been sitting in front of my computer for an hour wondering how I am going to write about this topic when all that surrounds me is a culture of death. Everywhere you look, there are reminders of just how far our culture has moved and continues to move away from God. The excuses for justifying abortion, euthanasia , and the death penalty are rampant among secularists and Christians alike. How can this be? When did LIFE become such a burden? How can any person who calls them self a Christian support this type of behavior? The sanctity of life is of the utmost importance at EVERY stage of life.
God created you. He created you with a purpose in mind and He alone holds you in existence. His infinite love for humanity allows each and everyone one of us to experience joy, hope, love, peace, anger, sadness, and disappointment. We wait for the day when we will be taken from this world and carried into the next to spend eternity with God feeling only peace, comfort, and love beyond our understanding. The timing of this is NOT for us to decide.
When I think of God, I think of love, hope, compassion, and forgiveness. He is what helps me through each and every day. Each of us is created in His image and likeness. We all reflect God in some way to some one in our lives. When God created us, he breathed life into our souls. With this breath, a little bit of God entered as well.
When you look into the face of anyone you meet, look for God. In the slight touch of their hand, in the smile on their face, in the tears rolling down their cheek, in the anger over an injustice, and in the disappointment over the loss of a loved one, He is there. God is in the innocent infant, the poor, the elderly, the mentally ill, and the handicapped. He is in the prison inmate, the murderer, the abuser, and the rapist. He is there. Sometimes it is hard to find God in someone’s soul, but He is always there. There is always hope.
Hope is found in the unborn, the elderly, the sick, the dying and and the imprisoned. Life is precious at every stage. In this culture of death, I pray that those who can not see God in the most innocent, vulnerable, and at risk will have their eyes opened and will begin to see the hope in protecting and rehabilitating the souls of these precious children of God.
God sent his only son, Jesus Christ, to die in reparation for our sins. As Jesus prayed in the garden, he prayed to have the burden of knowing the complete sinfulness of man removed. Save Jesus the burden of the sinful culture of death. Remove one of the thorns from His crown. Console His heart and begin to love Him the way He loves each and every one of us. God forgive us and restore hope in this world. #AlfieStrong
The Judgment of the Nations. Matthew 31- 46 “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit upon his glorious throne, and all the nations will be assembled before him. And he will separate them one from another, as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will place the sheep on his right and the goats on his left. Then the king will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father. Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me. ’Then the righteous will answer him and say, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? When did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? When did we see you ill or in prison, and visit you?’ And the king will say to them in reply, ‘Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.’ Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you accursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink, a stranger and you gave me no welcome, naked and you gave me no clothing, ill and in prison, and you did not care for me.’ Then they will answer and say, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or ill or in prison, and not minister to your needs?’ He will answer them, ‘Amen, I say to you, what you did not do for one of these least ones, you did not do for me.’ And these will go off to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.”