On April 17 I posted a Psalm at the request of someone I do not know in the flesh.  He requested the prayer to be prayed for himself and his wife and the moment I read the request inside my spirit moved and I was compelled to enter into agreement with them.


I planted God’s Word inside my heart.  I began to doubt that some may take the words personally and imagine that I was angry at someone.  The words of Psalm 31 are strong.  But I prayed and the Lord reminded me that I was not battling flesh and blood.  I was still wondering why this Psalm was hitting me so hard.  It is a cry for protection so what was “out there?” that was moving me to such deep prayer.


Two days later I had my answer.  The Lord spared my child along with many others from danger.  We live in a small town but for days it’s seemed the world had taken notice and the media flocked here for a story.  The real story was never told.  As usual everyone seems to seek the most horrible sensational aspects of news.  There is another story behind the scenes.


We’ve faced fear with forgiveness.  We don’t understand everything but the important things in life have become crystal clear.  There is no excuse for evil whatever you sow in this world you will reap.  Remember what you sow is your words.  You can say something in a private place where you think no one will know and somehow good or bad those words travel and are discovered.


God is in control.  He does understand and still takes care of those who ask.  God is the only one who knows everything.  I still don’t understand everything just like God says I can only see darkly but I heard him April 17 and I just posted the Psalm and pondered His Word over and over and that Word protected us.


The event has shaken our family but not to fall just to awaken so that we can see a little clearer today.  I was blessed to see the God side of this event.  I watched and prayed.  God heard.  The hands and feet of Jesus Christ were shown in the lives of those who just did what Our Father asks all of us to do, nothing new just the same thing he did for all of us….Forgive and Love.


Can you imagine anyone standing in the face of their enemy who wants to kill them and saying Father forgive them?  That’s the example of Truth we are called to follow. Jesus died for my sins I’ve accepted that and forgiveness, mercy and grace are important to me but when asked to put them all into action it’s difficult.  Do it we must and the only way is by faith I have heard God and he forgave me what greater love, mercy and forgiveness could there be than for God himself to become human to die for me.  I didn’t deserve to be forgiven but He forgave me while I was a sinner so forgiveness is given not by merit but by love.


I don’t always get it right but today I thank God for Grace.  He has given me so much that much of me is required.






C.S. Lewis once said:


Christianity simply does not make sense until you have faced the sort of facts I have been describing. Christianity tells people to repent and promises them forgiveness. It therefore has nothing (as far as I know) to say to people who do not know they have done anything to repent of and who do not feel that they need forgiveness.


Every one says forgiveness is a lovely idea, until they have something to forgive



The Old Rugged Cross Made the Difference



‘Twas a life filled with aimless desperation


Without hope walked the shell of a man;


Then a hand with a nailprint stretched downward,


Just one touch then a new life began.






And the old rugged cross made the difference


In a life bound for heartache and defeat;


I will praise Him forever and ever


For the cross made the difference for me.




Barren walls echoed harshness and anger


Little faces ran in terror to hide;


Now those walls ring with love, warmth and laughter,


Since the giver of life moved inside.




Repeat Chorus




There’s a room filled with sad, ashen faces


Without hope death has wrapped them in gloom;


But at the side of a saint there’s rejoicing,


For life can’t be sealed in a tomb.




Repeat Chorus


                                  Bill and Gloria Gaither


Just repeart the Chorus………………still makes a difference