The Sadness is Overwhelming

Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 1:3 (NIV)

 

Again the senseless killing of so many people this time in a church in Sutherland Springs Texas where 26 people lost their lives to a gunman during Sunday service…the sadness is overwhelming. Over the past few months so many people have died at the hands of others for no reason just brutal senseless killings of so many innocent people and in its aftermath the wives, husband, sons, and daughters, families and friends stricken with grief and broken hearts.

18 The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18 (NIV)

The mourning for loss of family is difficult at best but not impossible to deal with. The pain never really goes away but we as Christians can take comfort in Jesus Christ who is standing next to us and helps us through these emotionally painful obstacles.

We Christians should also remember this.

16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16 (NIV)

 

We of the Christian Gaming Community would like to express our deepest and sincerest condolences to all the friends and families who have lost loved ones to the senseless act of killing of so many innocent people in Las Vegas, Manhattan, and Texas as well as other parts of the world our prayers for strength and comfort to all.

 

23 May the grace of the Lord Jesus be with you.24 My love to all of you in Christ Jesus. 1 Corinthians 16: 23-24 (NLT)

Texas Baptist Church

Again sadness fills the Christian Gaming Community as news of so many of our Christian brothers, sisters and their children were killed today at a Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs Texas. Our sincerest condolences and our prayers to all the friends and families of that church.

We ask that Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior place his healing hands on the injured so that they would be healed and that our Heavenly Father give strength and comfort to all the surviving members and all their families and bless the church and its congregation with all the things they need. All this we pray in the name of the Son Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Amen.

A Child’s Point of View

The story of Adam and Eve was being carefully explained in the children’s Sunday School class. Following the story, the children were asked to draw some picture that would illustrate the story.

Little Bobby was most interested and drew a picture of a car with three people in it. In the front seat, behind the wheel was a man and in the back seat, a man and a woman.

The teacher was at a loss to understand how this illustrated the lesson of Adam and Eve.  But little Bobby was prompt with his explanation, “Why, this is God driving Adam and Eve out of the garden!”

I was Thinking and Then…

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

I had this thought. In recent years the world has seen more and more of discrimination in regards to people of different color of different culture and different religious beliefs. Some political leaders use discrimination as a tool and call it many different things. I however am an idealist and a Christian.

He who says he is in the light, and hates his brother, is in darkness until now. 1 John 2:9 (NKJV)

So my take on the above scripture, when applied to our present day, is that whoever practices discrimination of others is lives in darkness and does not know light. Now that they have read this scripture they will know God’s truth and wisdom. If they do know light then they would understand this.

34 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” John 13:34-35 (NIV)

Christ Jesus commanded Christians to do this one thing…to love everyone.

Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 (NRSV)

Then I thought what if we Christians loved everyone and witnessed to them and turned billions of people to come to know Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior and find our Heavenly Father God Almighty and be filled with the Holy Spirit. Would we still have discrimination and hate? Like I said before…it was just a thought.

23 May the grace of the Lord Jesus be with you.24 My love to all of you in Christ Jesus. 1 Corinthians 16: 23-24 (NLT)