Sunday, December 16, 2012

"If we've ever needed You..."

The people of Newtown have not left my mind.
So many tears have been shed for them.
I don't have much to say other than, I can't imagine the hurt, anger and pain that these families are feeling.
My heart is broken for them.
Pastor Gregg Matte talked about the shooting in Newtown today in his sermon.
One of his points really stood out to me...
"God is not to be blamed, He is needed." So many people need the love of God. He gives it freely and to anyone, but there are so many people who don't seek it or may not even know about His love.
He went onto talk about the pain that these families are feeling.
He talked about how there will be candlelight vigils, fundraisers and other things to support this town.
He said that although these are great things, they will not erase the pain.
Man cannot heal, only God can.
This is true because man is not always good...clearly.
These parents and family members can only heal from God's love and presence.
Of course, love from others is helpful, but only God can truly comfort them.
I'm sure it will be a long, healing process.
I'm sure there will be many nights of tears.
I'm sure there will be many bouts of anger.
So what can we do?
We can pray that these people will feel God's comfort, presence and love.
I found this video of a father who lost his daughter in the shooting. It's an amazing speech that speaks of love and forgiveness despite such a tragic time.
Cherish the times with your loved ones, pray for those who are suffering, and spread the wonderful news of Jesus Christ to others.
There are so many hurting people in this world that need some good that can change lives. News that can make a depressed person, happy. News that can make a hurting person, healed.
Our world needs God and we're the messengers for the job.
The title of this blog comes from Casting Crown's song, "If we ever needed you"
Check it out!
This week we'll be reading Galations chapters 1-3 all the way to the end of Colossians.
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  1. thank you for sharing this. Pastor Gregg is amazing. His wisdom and love for Jesus is so comforting. Boy, it's so true, if we've ever needed Jesus it's now. May we be His hands and feet and share His love to all we encounter.

    Much love to you...

    1. Isn't he?! I just love the way he approaches things.
      We definitely need to be His hands and feet...that's for sure!

  2. Chelsea, I totally agree with everything you said. It's not God's fault, it is the evils of this world that led that boy to commit such an act of violence and evil, not God. We need God nore more than ever! !Love this post. Too many people get wrapped up in the politics of the shooting and not the fact that we need Jesus back in the forefront. Dr Phil read a really good poem on his show yesterday talking abou thtat in regards to the Sandy Hook Shooting (it's on my site if you're interested).

    I hope you're having a great week my dear!
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    1. Aw thanks Jean! You're so right...we shouldn't be getting wrapped into politics. We should be mourning for these precious children and brave adults. We should be praying. We should be coming together as a community to be the hands and feet of Christ. I'll definitely check your post out. The past few days I've been to busy to catch up on all the blogs I've been following :/

      I"m about come link up! :)
      Merry Christmas girl!
      Be blessed :)


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