Something To Think About

“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing” – Edmund Burke

On Brittney Moses blog she has a great collection of thought provoking videos click HERE to get to Something To Think About. Brittney’s first video “180” has a link below (warning the below video is controversial and graphic) is by a man called Ray Comfort. Growing up I met Ray many times. He would visit my Cousins, Aunt and Uncle’s house (they lived next door to my childhood home). I remember Ray was always full of passion and questions. He would stand on an apple box in Cathedral Square or in New Brighton in Christchurch, New Zealand asking questions, teaching and preaching the gospel to anyone who would listen. He moved to the USA where he writes books and is involved in making Christian media. His style of sharing the gospel is a thought provoking natural theology (Christian Apologetic) method. This kind of apologetic’s enables Christian’s to relate the gospel in the modern world context in which we are familiar. Sometimes when people hear the truth they can become interested, questioning, angry, offended and hostile. And sometimes convicted to change. I don’t agree with everything talked about or how it is done on the video’s, but I love to be challenged about why I think what I think. If you like to be challenged or if you are someone who likes to think outside the box, I highly recommend visiting Brittney’s blog HERE where you can make your own mind up. My favourite part of the “180” video is at the end where you see hard hearts become softer by hearing the truth and where they start to think differently. Remember before you do click PLAY that the video is controversial and graphic. ~ Sarah

When the ground shakes

I am reminded of Romans 15:13 scripture… “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”

This scripture is a beautiful reminder that in spite of circumstance or what we see around us or our frame of mind, we can trust and rely on God and know that He is our joy and peace. Even when it doesn’t feel like it and the ground is shaky.

My home town in Christchurch, New Zealand had another earth quake today. This one is far worse than many other after shocks and earth quakes Christchurch has had previously. In school at age 5 you are taught about earthquakes and you are taught to hide under school desks in an emergency. Our immediate family currently lives in Australia and we have recently come through floods and Cyclone Yasi. But of course we still have friends and family who still live in Christchurch are going through a hard time right now. I have heard from most of my loved ones and they are safe but I haven’t heard from my oldest friends yet. We started school together at age 5. Her family live in the city in an apartment so I am very concerned for her and her young family at the moment.

I don’t have the answers to this devastation but I know the one who does. What do you do when the very ground underneath you can’t be trusted and shakes? What do you do when the ground is swaying and rattling. When buildings are turning to rubble in front of your eyes. What do you do? What can you say? All I can think is that we can hope and trust in the Lord through the Holy Spirit. When devastation, fear or hard times hit sometimes you can’t get your head around it all and you don’t have the answers. During these times all I can do is to surrender my head, heart, fear to God and trust in Him and know He is always good no matter what. I can’t do it in my own strength only through the power of the Holy Spirit.

My love, thoughts and prayers are with Christchurch today.