Friday, June 03, 2005

Ebonic Translation....

"Where Christ is in all this crisis?"-Public Enemy, He Got Game: 1998.

It's a good question. Doubt is normal and questions indicate that the search has not been abandoned. I was amazed to learn, the benefits of hurricanes while watching the Discovery Channel. We hear of their destructive nature and see images of death and catastrophe on television during hurricane season but what we don't readily know is that farmers in these coastal areas rely on them to bring in moisture and nutrients to their crops. We would doom ourselves to starvation if our meteorologists where to one day learn to eliminate hurricanes. I never had an answer to why there are hurricanes until now. Where's God? He's providing food for the world by bringing sustenance to the world's crops.

What about school shootings, domestic violence, other crimes? Where's God? He's not in the hearts of those who commit theses acts. These are the results of sin in people's lives and man is to blame for that. Did God cause the woman to drink and drive? That was her choice and had she made a better one the family in the van she hit might still have their father. Is that a good example?
Well, this kind of thing happens everyday. Take your pick of examples.

I am shocked how people who profess an unbelief in God will quickly shed their non-belief to blame God or to ask for help in a time of duress. Humm. "Where Christ in all this crisis?" He'’s cleaning up the mess. I'’ll leave it to you to find the joy in the wake of devastation. Romans 8:28 "“And we know that in all things God is working for the good of those whom love God and are called according to his purpose". Let me point you in the right direction. Look for the good in the good that came from the Columbine shootings. Look for the good that came about after the Tsunami in Indonesia. Look for the good in that person you can't stand. Look for good because good is pursuing you. Ephesians 1:11 "In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will, in order that we, who were the first to hope in Christ, might be for the praise of his glory"

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