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Mimi

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Grass Soup, Tears and Gratitude
« on: April 11, 2013, 10:26:16 AM »
The news has the usual horrid headlines but this one was shocking, bringing to mind another who was forced to subsist upon grass for seven years. These people are under no such test but under the cruel thumb of their leader; however, they are also eating grass - grass soup. Too, there are reports that these oppressed people are even resorting to cannibalism - their own children. Google "North Korea" starvation and it is all there in its vast ugliness. Madness from certain conditions can lead otherwise sane people to these desperate measures. Satan exults in his destruction and causation of unnatural acts! God weeps as His eyes look upon the earth.

The end of all things is upon us and man's inhumanity to man lies before us. And what has not already jaded our sensitivities can utterly shock us. News of such revelations of cruelty to millions of people can, in anguish, bring us to our knees in sympathy. God will deal with despot rulers and He knows the disposition of these enslaved people. He has not abandoned them and He will never forget them. Whatever His plan, we know this will be turned to good.

In the meantime, pray for these people and other groups like them and don't forget to be measurably more thankful for what you had for breakfast and what God has stored for you in your pantries.   
  For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven. Psalm 119:89 

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Re: Grass Soup, Tears and Gratitude
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2014, 04:08:03 AM »
The news continues to hail horrid events signifying the signs of the times: Discarded babies found dead in a storage locker; eight children murdered in Australia; six more killed in America; thousands of beheadings and slaughter in the Middle East; prepubescent girls sold by the hundreds as sex slaves; websites and power grids hacked with intent to control, and that is just the beginning of what we see this week. The Bible says things will get worse. And they will. Read again Matthew 24.   

During WWII, England created and widely distributed posters with the words, "Keep Calm and Carry On." I have a reproduction of one hanging prominently in my house. It was obviously meant as encouragement amidst the storm raging at that time. 



I need another one which reads: "Be still and know that I am God." It is much more comforting knowing what we know about the Giver of all things. Spiritual battles rage all around us that are much more fierce than the headlines. Our comfort and assurance of His steady hand guides us through the last days as nothing else can. Stay close to Him and do not leave His side.

Be of good courage. When the religion of Christ is most held in contempt, when His law is most despised, then should our zeal be the warmest and our courage and firmness the most unflinching. To stand in defense of truth and righteousness when the majority forsake us, to fight the battles of the Lord when champions are few--this will be our test. At this time we must gather warmth from the coldness of others, courage from their cowardice, and loyalty from their treason.--5T 136 (1882).  {LDE 180.4} 

  For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven. Psalm 119:89 

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Re: Grass Soup, Tears and Gratitude
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2014, 08:58:04 AM »
Amen! "Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding. For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold. She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her. Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand riches and honour. Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace. She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is every one that retaineth her."
Jesus receives His reward when we reflect His character, the fruits of the Spirit......We deny Jesus His reward when we do not.