Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Trauma and Prayer...

This past Monday, I attended a fund-raising dinner for Far East Broadcasting Canada (FEB Canada), with my friends J and K.  In the past, I have attended in support of the work they do.
While it wasn't easy walking into the room, I must admit it wasn't as hard as it was last year, to do this. 

You see, last year was the first time I had attended this dinner, without Gordon.  Last year, I almost broke into tears, not just because Gordon wasn't with me, but also because of recalling the heartbreaking trauma I experienced with him, even on the evening we attended the dinner together, in 2009.  Sorry, but I won't go into detail, here.  It's enough to say that I was heartbroken.  Period.

In any case, as per normal for me, God helped me through it.  This time, I enjoyed the evening, more than I did last year.  Praise God!  Thank You, Jesus!

Here is a link to FEB Canada, in case you would like to check it out:

After dinner, we watched a short film.  Then, a representative originally from Siberia (Russia) spoke to us and sang (in Russian).  All in all, it confirmed to me once again that I was supporting a wonderful, evangelical ministry, reaching part of the world for Christ, that is difficult to reach.

During the final prayer for the evening, we made sure we prayed for those in Japan.

If you've followed the news, you'll know that not only did Japan experience a severe earthquake, but the tsunami that followed has literally destroyed some parts of the country and many of its people.  Not to mention the fact that two (2) nuclear power plants are on alert, overheating, with one (1) that has experienced at least a couple of explosions.

My church family supports missionaries in Japan.  Both my church and I have been receiving daily updates, since the power has not been totally lost in the area where our people are located.

Water was cut off and not available for a few days, but apparently, has been restored, at least temporarily.  However, today's message spoke about the possible need to be evacuated from the area they live in, due to radiation problems.  Hopefully, this won't become necessary.

In any case, the reality of the world we live in, is such that no one has guarantees.  Just ask anyone who lived through the trauma in Japan, or New Zealand, or Australia, India, Indonesia, or anywhere where God's wrath appears to have been released.

If there is one thing I've learned in life, it is the fact that God's will is always done.

It is clear to me that not everyone knows what the Bible teaches.  That God provided for us, telling us what to expect, living in a fallen world.

The only thing God didn't tell us, was the time-line.  The idea of when His plan will unfold.  He told us no one knows, except God, himself.

However, God did tell us what would happen.  What's happening throughout the world currently, falls in line with what God told us is scheduled to happen.  He tells us it is only the beginning of sorrows

You don't have to believe me.  Read the Bible for yourself; don't take my word for it.  Read the New Testament; God's covenant designed for you and I.

Meanwhile, we who are saved, who know what God's word tells us to prepare for, are looking up, for our redemption draweth nigh.

If you are not yet trusting in Jesus Christ for your salvation, please... either contact me, so we can discuss your need and how to fulfill it, or so I can direct you to speak with someone who can help you.

Seriously, your eternal future depends upon whether or not you are trusting in Jesus.  My prayer is that you will come to Christ, now.  Later, will be too late.

Until next time...

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