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....
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 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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