A Time of Healing
At this moment in time, America is mourning for those families who are suffering the loss of a loved one(s). It is a time of healing in our Nation, and a time to weep, mourn and pray for those hurting. It is a time to love on those who are suffering.
“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven... a time to heal... a time to weep... a time to mourn... a time to love... a time for peace.” Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
Beautiful Souls Lost
As one of the family members of one of the lost reminded us, let us try to focus on the beautiful lives that were ended and NOT the evil that is responsible.
Those beautiful souls who were lost, but who will NEVER be forgotten:
Jessica Ghawi (also known as Jessica Redfield); Alex Sullivan; Micayla Medek; Matthew McQuinn; Veronica Moser-Sullivan; Rob Scott; Gordon Cowden; John Larimer; Rebecca Ann Wingo; Sgt. Jesse Childress; Alexander J. Boik; and, Jonathan Blunck
"Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted." Matthew 5:4
"The LORD is near to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit." Psalm 4:18
"For God is not the author of confusion but of peace..." 1 Corinthians 14:33
We are America!
We are the home of the free and the brave.
We are a Nation of people who are resilient.
We are strong.
We are not going to go and hide because a delusional person with a diseased mind released evil upon us.
We, as a Nation, have been face-to-face with evil before. It made us stronger.
The very second we allow evil to rule our lives; then evil wins.
However, evil will never win, as evil knows it has already lost the battle, but it will try to convince us it has won and continue to come at us like a roaring lion, ready to devour us in an instance, if we allow it to do so.
Blessed Is the Nation ...
So long as we are a Nation whose God is Lord, we have no reason to fear.
“Blessed is the nation whose God is Lord . . .” Psalm 3:12
An official in Aurora said that, after the shootings, his daughter rounded-up 20 of her friends and they went to see the movie Batman. They decided to not allow evil to win; thereby putting a stake into evil.
“For God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of power and of a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7
The above scripture is very revealing, in that, it states that God has given us power and a sound mind, and not a spirit of fear. So, from where does the spirit of fear, powerlessness and an unsound mind come?
What or Who Are We Fighting Against
“For we are not fighting against flesh–and-blood, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and evil spirits in heavenly places.” Ephesians 6: 12 (Emphasis added.)
Just last Tuesday, July 17th, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, a gunman with a military-style assault weapon opened fired in an establishment near the University of Alabama campus, where 17 people were hurt (11 were hit by gunfire). Most of the people injured were hit by bullet fragments or debris. Two people were in intensive care, one in critical condition and the others in serious condition. Three people were in fair condition and the others were treated and released. At least three injured were university students.
God Is still in Control
America, God is still in control!!!
When we, as a Nation, get on our faces before the Lord and return to God, bless God, praise God, and seek His Kingdom first, then all will be provided unto us, i.e., even our economy will improve, no matter who is president!
Victory is ours!
“Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and He will give you everything you need.” Matthew 6:33 (Emphasis added.)
Hope in the Lord
"But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint." Isaiah 40:31
GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!
EVEN BETTER THAN THAT; WE BLESS YOU LORD GOD!!!
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