Yes, my word for 2013 is patience.
But that absolutely doesn't mean stop-fighting-for-hope-because-God-will-do-it.
Truth is, it's on us right now. God left humans in charge, making us in His image, making us His representatives in the world, and haven't we messed. up.?
This past Sunday, Bruxy, the teaching pastor at our church, delivered probably one of the best sermons I've heard ever. Seriously. Please please please check it out. [Really, I'm serious. Do it.]
In light of the shootings in Newtown, CT, many people are asking the age-old question: Why does God let such bad things happen?
Here's the thing. He left us in charge remember? That's the cold, hard truth, and we really can't blame God anymore.
We're His representatives, His hands and feet on this earth, and I don't know about you, but I'm gonna vote that we've really screwed up. [Not to be harsh or anything.]
Here's the thing. Hope's not gone. Now is never too late to start doing better. Here's some ideas. Or here. Smile at a stranger. Sponsor a child. Buy a homeless person a coffee. Volunteer. Build a house.
God wants to overcome this world with hope.
We just have to let Him.
But if you are one who lives in the love of God, then know this - you are His hands from heaven. Yes, you. You are the means by which the love of God is scattered all over this world. You are His hands and His feet. -Palmer Chinchen, True Religion