Bermudian Church of the Brethren logoBermudian Church of the Brethren logo

HOME

Thought For Today

Lift a Prayer

June 2, 2020

Wow! Everyone is angry! Doesn't it seem that way? Many are angry over the seemingly unjust death of George Floyd. That has led to terrible angry protests in our major cities where looting & violence & destruction are supposed to make a difference???? Good, dedicated, policemen and first responders who have dedicated their lives to public service are now denounced, threatened and attacked by angry protesters. The President stands in front of historic St. John's Church near the Capitol, which had been burned and defaced by angry protestors (Why destroy a church in Washington DC if you're angry about an unjust death in Minnesota?!), and holds up a Bible, and now folks are angry at the President for the photo op. People are mad at the government for the corona virus shut-down. People are angry at their churches for closing. People are angry at their churches for opening. People are angry with others who disagree with their political, or theological, or social points of view. Wow! Everyone is angry! Maybe we all just need to unclench our fists ... and trust God to show us the way. He will guide us! Absolutely! And He will NEVER guide us to snarky, mean remarks; violence, hatred, racism, destruction... NEVER! Here are multiple translations of beloved Psalm 46:10: "Be still and know that I AM God. (KJV); "Cease striving and know that I AM God. (NASB); "Stop your fighting and know that I AM God." (CSB); "Relax, stop fretting, and remember that I AM still your God." (Psalms/Now); "Desist! and confess that I AM God." (NAB); "Step out of the traffic! Take a long, loving look at me, your High God." (The Message). Please! Listen! Love & serve! Don't raise a fist! Lift a prayer!

Pastor Larry <><

ArrowIcon BloggerIcon AimIcon DeliciousIcon PaperIcon EtsyIcon FacebookIcon FilmStripIcon FlickrIcon CameraIcon LaunchIcon GooglePlus2Icon GooglePlusIcon HeartIcon InformationIcon InstagramIcon LastfmIcon FrontCameraIcon LinkedInIcon EmailIcon MoneyIcon ItunesIcon MyspaceIcon OpenTableIcon PayPalIcon PencilIcon PersonIcon PhotoIcon PicasaIcon PinterestIcon PodcastIcon RssIcon ShoppingCartIcon SoundCloudIcon StarIcon TableProjectIcon TheCityIcon TumblrIcon Twitter2Icon TwitterIcon TypepadIcon VideoIcon VimeoIcon WordPressIcon YelpIcon YoutubeIcon