the middle east…
I don’t watch a lot of mainstream media, but I am keeping up as events unfold through a few trusted sources. It all just breaks my heart. Our world is so broken, and so badly needs Jesus.
What can we do?
PRAY. Our first line of defense is prayer. Proverbs 15:29 says that God hears the prayer of the righteous. Pray as God leads you – as you hear or see news – pray for the protection of the innocent – the wisdom of those in authority – and for those who do not know Jesus to find him. Take him your concerns, fears and worries of war. Take him the grief you feel when you see atrocities. He hears you.
BE FIRM, NOT FEARFUL. The enemy wants us to quake in fear at war and rumors of war. While concerns are normal, we know who is in control. Guard your heart and mind, sweet friends. And for the love, please don’t believe everything you read on the internet. I’ve been following The PourOver and am grateful for unbiased news. Check it out.
GIVE. If you want to support efforts, but don’t know where to start, here’s a few ways you can. As always, be prudent when giving online…the internet is awash with those ripe to take your money. Charity Watch and Charity Navigator are great for researching organizations. For an excellent article on places you can give, check out NPR’s article on How to Help Humanitarian Efforts in Israel and Gaza.
A couple of them I trust…
snippet from the blog… “Imago Dei”
This world is full of different people, isn’t it?
They chase the world.
Their actions are hard to understand.
I see it online and in rooms where I stand too – the anger at people who don’t believe or live or act like you. The indignation.
(I can literally hear some of you shaking your fists & yelling at me) 😉
In my mind’s eye, I see Jesus squatting down, fingers tracing the dirt quietly. Sorta like he did that time they were going to stone the adulterous woman….
When I asked Kerri-Lynne about the prevalence of Christianity in Canada….
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