Friday, July 8, 2016

#TheBloodOfJesusMatters – we need to drink

This has to be one of the most horrible times ever for our nation’s unity.   Citizens are murdered, police are murdered. Perhaps never has there been so much trashing of others political leanings before our near presidential party conventions.  Problems of my youth concerning race, and civil rights seem to all be unresolved as if unity has never and can never happen.   The mantra of the nation seems to be “I am not heard, no one knows how I feel or my people’s pain”.  Any expression of any view is shouted down.  In the sixties there was an uprising in new voices being heard.  Now shouting down and violence is the answer when “They” – meaning any other group express themselves. Others demand "they" be silenced.

We can doom ourselves in being more of the victim than the other group.  I heard of a high school football team that was fragmented.  They snuck out and partied together.  That supposedly fixed the problem. But of course that was temporary as it’s just a game.  Defeat will affect every team.  But this is no game.  Our future generations depend on how men will act today.  As antiquated as this seems men lead families.  Yes, our families are decimated due to lack of men leading their family.  No alcohol, drug or political party or philosophy will make a forever change.                                                           Is it hopeless?     Yes it is. 

Where is the hope then? Red eyes are in every group.  Nobody understands us and our situation?  Yes there is one – Jesus Christ.  Give him your pain, grief and sin. He does know your pain.  “2 Corinthians 5:21 (NKJV)For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” Jesus was nailed to the cross to pay everyone’s sin debt. The answer is at the communion table found in every part of the country.  The problem is we are lacking men leading their people to  life.   There is a drink there that all need.  “Matthew 26:28 (NKJV) For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.”

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