BECAUSE OF ONE HURRICANE AFTER ANOTHER YOU HAVE TO WONDER………
How many hands reached across the miles and how many hands were lifted in prayer?
How many prayers were said over homes, and doors and windows?
What kind of prayers were said for families, friends and neighbors?
So many prayers and folded hands lifted high…….all reaching and faces of pain looking up to the heavens. Prayers for our nation should be a priority for us all. Let us never forget!
There truly is only one Crossbeam that can make any of this mess right again.
There is only ONE who can redeem the broken in the world and restore the hurting soul.
We see those servants reaching out and putting their lives on the line for strangers, in JESUS name. They are part of the Crossbeam that reaches and touches broken hearts.
Let’s pray that we all give freely what we can to a hurting nation. Let us hold loosely what we do have, because it’s not really ours in the first place…….
PROVERBS 11:24 ” ONE MAN GIVES FREELY, YET GAINS EVEN MORE; ANOTHER WITHHOLDS UNDULY, BUT COMES TO POVERTY.”
By the pictures alone, we should be moved to give. By the pictures alone, we should be moved to show compassion. By the pictures alone, we should be moved to pray.
Please give and respond soon……..as our prayers go up for Houston and Florida, our arms and hearts should reach out. I’m afraid that if we don’t, our hearts will harden to the pain and suffering.
CHRIST is our CROSSBEAM. HIS arms were stretched on a tree just for us, for our sins. HE didn’t turn from the mess of this world and look the other way, but instead willingly submitted to being crucified on the CROSS for you and for me.
CHRIST gave of HIMSELF…….remember HIS arms reach as far as the East is from the West and HIS love does too.
PSALM 103: 11-12 “…….SO GREAT IS HIS STEADFAST LOVE TOWARD THOSE WHO FEAR HIM; AS FAR AS THE EAST IS FROM THE WEST.”
Unfortunately, our planet and our lives cannot change until we acknowledge the CROSSBEAM of CHRIST.
Nothing can touch the pain of our world like the CROSS. CHRIST’S free gift of love and grace to us, HIS sacrifice for us does exactly that…….it addresses the pain and heals, plain and simple.
While HIS arms reach wide for us, let us open our hands and hearts to receive HIS grace.
And when we do, let us touch others with that same grace and love reaching far and wide.
We can be a significant part of the CROSS always with prayers going up…….arms reaching wide across the miles.
Let us give today and never forget why we give…….because of HIS pierced through hands and feet; because of what HE gave for us on the CROSSBEAM of love!
EPHESIANS 3: 17 – 19″……..THAT CHRIST MAY DWELL IN YOUR HEARTS THROUGH FAITH; THAT YOU BEING ROOTED AND GROUNDED IN LOVE, MAY BE ABLE TO COMPREHEND WITH ALL THE SAINTS WHAT IS THE WIDTH AND LENGTH AND DEPTH AND HEIGHT – TO KNOW THE LOVE OF CHRIST WHICH PASSES KNOWLEDGE; THAT YOU MAY BE FILLED WITH ALL THE FULLNESS OF GOD.”