In a World That…

Grace and peace to you from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Thessalonians 2 (NIV)

I was playing MechWarrior online one night and usually before a match people type messages like “good luck good hunting and have fun” or something in reference to that or other comments that cannot not be repeated here. In this particular match an individual typed “I only hunt” and then the “N” word and another person typed “I agree”. I was shocked to see such bold statements in the MechWarrior community. After a few seconds the shock had subsided and I realized that this is the state of many people in the U.S. and parts of the world.

Some people have decided that hate is a far better attribute then wisdom. Let me point out that hate is considered a learned behavior and in my opinion is learned by choice. Interestingly enough according to some dictionaries prejudice is a preconceived opinion that is not based on reason or actual experience. In short there is no reason for a person’s opinion it’s just that they do. In my opinion in order for human kind to exist in the future we must learn to walk forward and learn to live peacefully with one another. There is no reason for prejudice to exist other than Neanderthal man says it should.

Whoever says he is in the light and hates his brother is still in darkness. 1John2:9 (ESV)

These words this scripture holds much truth for the Christian faith but the scripture below is equally important to the Christian faith as it speaks volumes.

A new commandment I give you, Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. John 13:34 (NRSV)

It would be nice if we lived in a world where all people would help each other through the worst times and celebrate the best times a world where we did not have to worry about other people wanting to hurt others because of color, religion or culture. In reality there are a lot of people that do help others in the most their most difficult times and we pray that God bless these people. For the people who exercise prejudice and hate we pray for them even more so.

21 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen. Revelation 22:21 (KJV)

For Santa Fe Texas High School

Again another high school has fallen to the violence of another gunman in Santa Fe Texas at Santa Fe high school. It is so sad to see this tragedy repeat itself over and over again. It becomes apparent that the public school system is unsafe for the children of this country. So many times people from Parkland and other communities have voiced their concerns for the safety of their children but those voices have fallen on the deaf ears of our leaders. It is so sad that the children of the countries of the world fall victim to senseless crimes of violence.

So many people say “Our thoughts and prayers” We at the Christian Gaming Community pour out our hearts, our love and our prayers for all the families in Santa Fe Texas and all the families all over the world that have suffered such tragic loss in their life today.

Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior we beseech you to bend down and listen to our words of prayer. There is so much sadness today as the youth of Santa Fe high school have fallen as victims to the hands of a gunman who sought to kill others. It is sad to see so many young people killed senselessly at the hands of another and it continues to happen to many schools in our country and all over the world. We are powerless against those that seek to take our loved ones and our youth away from us. Our leaders do not listen or act they say they are working on this issue but many still die. We plead for help and they say they are listening but many still die. Let our leaders not make long speeches but act swiftly with the wisdom you have given them.

Jesus Christ our lord and Savior bend down and pour out your blessings on the leaders of the United States. Open their ears so they can hear open their eyes so they can see fill their hearts with your love and your wisdom so they can do the things they need to do for the people of this country and not stand idle and watch. Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior bend down and pour out your safety and protection over us and our families because our leaders cannot do such a thing. Keep us safe and out of harm’s way.

We ask that you pour out your strength and your comfort to all the families in Santa Fe Texas that have suffered tragic loss in their life today and heal those that have been wounded. Bless all the families with all the things they need during this difficult time. All these things we pray in the name of your precious Son Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Amen.

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” Matthew 5:4 ESV

35 Jesus wept. John 11:35 (KJV)