Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Yes, Virginia, life is not fair.....

.......but God is Sovereign.

All the bloggers that I know are kind, compassionate people.  We are all heartbroken at the recent events.  I know I have cried many tears during these last few days.

More than one person has said "Where was your God?"  He was right where He always is......He's omnipresent.  Matthew 1:23  “Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel” (which means, God with us).  He was there....We are saddened by such an enormous loss, but Heaven is too wonderful for us to imagine and being in the presence of the Almighty is so much better than being in this present world. 

Psalm 139:16 tells us that our days are numbered.... 

Psalm 56:8 tells us that He keeps a record of our tears..... 

Tonight, we went to a performance by Tim Zimmerman and the Kings Brass along with the Bay County Christian Youth Choir and when they played Away in a struck me that Jesus came to earth as a baby, was hunted by those who wanted to kill him and finally hung on that cruel cross at Calvary in our stead, the good news is that He overcame death and the grave and lives and because He lives, we can face tomorrow.  God knows our sorrows and bears our burdens along with us.  We who know Him are never alone.  Never.  One of the verses particularly struck me in the wake of the loss of these dear ones.....

"Bless all the dear children in Thy tender care, and fit them for heaven to live with thee there."  

God is not surprised at the things that happen on this earth.   We live in a fallen, sinful world.  One in which terrible things happen.  God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in times of trouble....Psalm 46:1 Cling to Him who is our only comfort during this and all terrible tragedies!

The eternal God is your dwelling place, and underneath are the everlasting arms.  Deuteronomy 33:27

May He fold all who lost loved ones in those everlasting arms and may we all take comfort in the sure knowledge that this is NOT our home.

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