Saturday, November 14, 2015

Beauty from Ashes

My heart aches for the people of Paris. Our world is in such turmoil. Wherever evil thrives, there will be destruction and loss. We need to be fervently praying for our world because we are a world desperately in need of the One true King, God our Savior. I know some people will be asking, "How can God allow such travesty to occur?" God wants to have a love relationship with each one of us. However, He gives us the free will to choose whether or not we will accept His love. Some people will choose love and seek what is good. Unfortunately, some people will choose to seek evil and bring chaos. A child who is forced into submission will grow resentful. A child who freely chooses love will freely give that love to others. That's why God allows us free will. When tragedy does strike, God will be there to help heal us and bring beauty from the ashes.

Father God, please have mercy upon Your children. Help us to seek You, Your truths, and Your love.Be a healing balm to our chaotic world and our refuge in times of trial. Help us to persevere and to be Your light to this hurting world. Amen!

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