Friday, August 15, 2014

Has The World Gone Crazy?

Has the world gone crazy? It sure seems like it has. We are hearing reports of horrible things being done to our brothers and sisters in Christ - just because they are Christians. I have seen images that are permanently imprinted on my mind - images that should not be. I have this overwhelming sense of sadness and horror, probably not unlike what many of you are feeling.

I love taking pictures of the beauty in our world and sharing them on my blogs. I love being creative and artistic with my photography and my writing, but the heaviness in my heart makes that seem unimportant at the moment. There sure is a dark heavy cloud over our earth as evil runs rampant....

As a people, our sense of direction is all mixed up... we don't seem to know where to go.......or how to stop the evil that is committed to conquering and killing all who disagree with them.

God is the only One who can combat this evil.... yet, it is so easy to feel distant from the threats.... to continue on with our lives... playing games....laughing... distracting ourselves while others live in the midst of such horrendous evil that I won't even talk about the details with my older children - it is just too awful. Do we need to see all the ugly images? No.... but I have seen a few and they are enough to drive me to my knees in prayer.

I also have a precious extended family member who is in the middle of making some very impulsive (and in my mind, wrong) changes in his life... changes that will affect him and his wife greatly... and we feel helpless to do anything.... our cautions are ignored.... we are deeply concerned... the person feels this is what they HAVE to do. There is nothing actually evil in the decision they are making,.... but they are not being wise... and are causing many problems for their future in our opinion. My heart aches and we will probably have to help pick up the pieces at some later point, but for now.... all we can do is pray.  This is different than the deliberate evil being done by militant religions to others.. especially to Christians... yet all of us can be misguided... and it is imperative that we keep our focus... and go the right direction. 

Now, more than ever, we need to know the way we should go.... this evil is a long ways from us.... or is it? We are being desensitized to the things that are allowing the evil to creep quickly into our country and even in our leaders...

 We need to set our eyes on the Son...  and follow His leading... just as the sunflower follows the sun across the sky.

We need to keep our sense of direction... and obey. We need to recognize the danger and have compassion on those who walk in it.

We need to choose whom we will serve... and be diligent about it... and pray.... pray with thankfulness, pray with sincerity, pray with fervor, pray with diligence, pray as if our lives depend on it.... because they do... and so do the lives of others.

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20 comments:

  1. The world is in a mess right now...makes me see even more that Jesus Coming cannot be far off...Until then, we pray, we serve, we live loud for the cause of Christ... Great post and beautiful pics to remind us...God is in control we just have to allow Him to guide us...Blessings!

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    1. Thank you..... I find myself saying, "come quickly, Lord Jesus. "

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  2. I love those beautiful pictures such a nice contrast to the theme of darkness in our world and our decision making for the post.

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    1. Thank you... glad you visited today. :)

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  3. So true, God bless you! Thanks for sharing at this week's #WWDParty!

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    1. Thank you and thank you for the linky party. :)

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  4. I need more beauty in my life. Not as a distraction, but a reminder of our good God.

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    1. He is good..... thank you for visiting. :)

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  5. Such a well written post. So much sadness. Your pictures remind us of the beauty still in this world.
    Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Thank you.... this is so much sadness.... I am glad the pictures accomplished the idea of the beauty in the world. Thank you for stopping by. :)

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  6. Thank you for sharing your thoughtful post and beautiful photos at Together on Tuesdays linky! I'm so thankful that God hears and answers prayer, no matter how what is going on around us :)

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    1. Yes, He does... thank you for visiting... nice to have you. :)

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  7. Yes...prayer!! It does change things. I firmly believe that...even when things get really, really dark & we cannot see anything happening...yet :)
    Thanks for linking up at Share Your Stuff Tuesdays! Hope you come again soon (Rachael @ http://www.parentingandhomeschoolinginfaith.com)

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    1. Yes, prayer is so important.... and God knows what is going on even if we don't. Thank you for visiting. :)

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  8. It is true that radical Muslims are currently doing a lot of harm, but history teaches us that Christians have done plenty of harm over the centuries, as have radical sects of all religions. Evil has no bounds, and no boundaries. It is everywhere. Always has been, always will be.

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    1. Evil is all around us, that is true.... and where people are, there are sinners... no matter what religion, we are all sinners. I am so thankful for the grace God gives in saving us if we accept Jesus Christ as our Savior in repentance. Evil does have bounds and God will only allow it to continue for a limited time.

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  9. In the midst of the chaos...thank you for sharing your lovely photos that remind us of happy things and God's creation. thanks for sharing on What You Wish Wednesday. Please come back this week!

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    1. Thank you for your visit and comment.... and the great blog link up. :)

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  10. Beautiful photos

    Thank you for linking up

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