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400 years of History and Faith

Happy 400th Birthday to the King James Version of the Bible.

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Headline News: Osama Bin Laden, Dead

When justice is done, it brings joy to the righteous but terror to evildoers.
Proverbs 21:15

Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn... Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord.
Romans 12:15,19

To me the news of Osama Bin Laden's death is both cause for rejoicing and time for wisdom. It is of great joy to me to know that the mastermind and leader behind the vicious and cowardly attacks of September 11, 2001 and countless other international bombings (London, Paris, Madrid, etc.) is gone. He will face his judgement just as the rest of us shall in our own times. His acts in the name of his faith were made worse by his insistence that others agree with his faith and methods or face his wrath. Furthermore, I pray for blessings and protection on the Navy SEALS who did on Sunday evening that on which most of us would be unable to follow through. Justice is a powerful cause for joy.

While our Nation's victory may provide closure for the families of victims of attacks and intimidation worldwide; it is however also a time for wisdom and caution. In our gladness at the defeat of evil we must be faithful in keeping watch. It is folly to assume that another will not rise to take Bin Laden's place in leading those who shared his cruel beliefs. Politically we must remind our leaders not to leave the people of Afghanistan with a leadership vacuum to be filled by someone even more committed to destroying those with whom he disagrees. As human beings and as Christians, we must be careful in our celebration to not elevate the man killed above the evil he represented in order to avoid providing his followers with more martyr material. We must be willing to comfort the families of those lost in the raid in the love of Christ- not condemning but comforting as one would comfort anyone who lost a family member, not condoning fanatical belief but other kindness representative of another possibility. We must remember that while we rejoice at the death of a wicked person, God is most likely mourning the loss of a child to the enemy.

Second Verse Same as the First

Thankfully I got another temp assignment for this week. It's at the same place that I was at before doing the exact same thing. It's just for a week this time. But hey, it pays and keeps me busy. =)

I'm going back and forth on the temping thing. Having worked regularly all of my adult life at one thing or another it's strange to me to be able to say, "I'm sorry, I can't take that assignment." I feel like I'm being irresponsible as if I'm constantly playing hookey from a full time job. At the same time there is also something empowering about it. I have the freedom to say, "I'm sorry I have family obligations," or "I'll be out of town these days so I won't be available." Sure I'm at the mercy of the agencies I'm working with as to whether or not assignments come my way, but I have the option of saying no. It takes a bit of getting used to after being a fairly responsible full time employee for the past few years.

Well, what is life without changes and challenges?

Happy Easter!

Christ the Lord is risen today. Hallelujah.

Good Friday Reflection

Go to dark Gethsemane,
ye that feel the tempter's power;
your Redeemer's conflict see,
watch with him one bitter hour.
Turn not from his griefs away;
learn of Jesus Christ to pray.

See him at the judgment hall,
beaten, bound, reviled, arraigned;
O the wormwood and the gall!
O the pangs his soul sustained!
Shun not suffering, shame, or loss;
learn of Christ to bear the cross.

Calvary's mournful mountain climb;
there, adoring at his feet,
mark that miracle of time,
God's own sacrifice complete.
"It is finished!" hear him cry;
learn of Jesus Christ to die.

~Go to Dark Gethsemane Montgomery/Redhead

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