Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Condemnation?

Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I'll be discussing something that is truly weird.

Not weird to everyone.  But, definitely weird to me.

It's regarding an article I read by msn.com and is entitled, The Brutal Story Behind All the Money in the Worldhttps://www.msn.com/en-ca/entertainment/movies/celebrity/the-brutal-true-story-behind-all-the-money-in-the-world/ar-BBHnFvq?ocid=spartandhp.

To most other people, that article wouldn't really relate to them.  But, I feel it does relate to me.  Well, not in a definite way, but for sure, in a family way.

Why?

Well, the article relates to J. Paul Getty.  Okay, it probably doesn't relate to you, unless you're a family member of mine.

You see, my great-grandmother's name was also Getty.  And, she lived in the same part of Northern Ireland, as J. Paul Getty did... before he moved away from there.

Was he related?  My granny told me that he didn't think anyone was related to him, even though she thought she and other family members were related to him. 

The beginning of the article doesn't relate to anyone who may or may not be related to J. Paul Getty.  I will share with you some of what was stated (I copied/pasted):

When the grandson of the richest man in the world was kidnapped by Italian gangsters in the ’70s, his grandfather refused to pay the ransom until he received the teenager’s severed ear in an envelope. Even then, J. Paul Getty haggled with the captors until the price for his grandson’s release was suitably tax deductible.

Sigh...

If you read the article, you'll know that it explains a bit about the story, because a movie has been made about the issue.  The movie is entitled, All the Money in the World.  I haven't seen it yet, but will, I'm sure.

The reason this story relates to me, is because even though J. Paul Getty was probably related to some of my family, he didn't really care.

In Northern Ireland, I've met so many people with the same family name, who live in the same area as where J. Paul Getty did.  Yet, he and his family has never, ever accepted family.

Oh well.  Life isn't easy and can be rather evil at times.  But, God is good!

My granny and some of her family felt condemned by J. Paul Getty, for he never ever wanted to think any of those people were family.  Even though they probably were. 

Thinking about how God deals with condemnation, made me think of Romans 8:1, "There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit."

Amen!  There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

This truly makes me feel good and happy, because the reason I've met some people in Northern Ireland with the name Getty, are Christians

I've met several, at various churches where I went to worship, where family worship.  And, where my great-grandmother and great-grandfather were married.

For this, I'm thankful.  And, always will be.

After all, those people are like me.  They've gained salvation by trusting in/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ!

Hallelujah!

Thank You, Lord!


Until next time...

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