what a world

Yesterday we received more earth shattering news regarding a family member. No one died, but I won’t go into details because the details is not the point I wish to make.

I have been struck by the realization of the simplicity of Jesus and the cross and it as though I am seeing it for the first time. I am amazed that we have made it into something so hard to understand, so hard to accept. It’s really very simple. I am also amazed that we chase around in all of our busy time and energy -stealing schedules, in fruitless effort to concoct for ourselves  – life – when it has already been freely offered for our taking. It is not the life that we have hoped to create on our own, and sadly, because of the blindness we miss it altogether.

Jesus Christ having always existed as the creator of life, who, knowing all things about every  person who would ever live, knowing every event that would take place on earth, being in full knowledge of the mind of mankind, that  is sinful and futile in its attempts to be good – –

God by His own choosing stepped out of heaven, lived and worked here on earth among sinners, adulterers and thieves in the form of a man. Then, choosing a most hideous death, the sinless Man between two thieves, died for a crime a He did not commit, being completely without fault, sin or guilt. In so doing He took the sin of all those people upon His innocent and loving shoulders offering life to those who would follow His ways, the ways of the Father, the ways of love.

Why?

Because He loves us – everyone of us. Regardless of who we are or what we do. If we live in the gutter or in the greatest mansion we are the same in His eyes. And He did this so that we might realize His true and unwavering love and in return for such a great gift we would love Him back. In doing so, we would be  taught to love one another. If we could get ourselves around that simple but great truth! We would love, and would stop murdering one another with our words and deeds. We would stop chanting me! me! me and begin seeing with new eyes. We would shake off the inner covering of pride that makes us the worthless self centered beings that we are and come to the realization of why God created us in the first place – for fellowship with Him and with one another – to love, support, encourage, and to weep with those who weep and dance with those who are joyful!

John 3:16-17 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. 17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.

What a world it would be.

Life No Longer Precious to Many

It’s becoming more and more obvious that Obama does not consider life to be precious. Is this also the thinking of the American  people?

Obama managed to overturn and destroy great strides made for the American family in his first 100 days.  Lots of hard work, blood, sweat and tears- those things America was built on, and those things worked for over the last generation in the effort  to protect family values are either gone or going fast. This is how much damage one man can do when given too much power.  An article from Humanevents.com found here, which points out the following:

  • Homosexual rights protected through the means of hate crimes/speech, forced hiring through ENDA (Employment Non-Discrimination Act and the removal of the must sought after Defense of Marriage Act
  • Abortion utilizes United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), which promotes abortion overseas and supports China’s one-child policy (Gosh, he has two kids, will he sacrifice one?)
  • Eliminate a regulation that affirms the right of doctors and other health professionals not to participate in abortion or sterilization, a move that is opposed by the overwhelming majority of Americans, including most doctors.
  • On physician-assisted suicide, the Obama administration has quietly taken steps toward forcing all Americans to comply with its utilitarian view of human life. The stimulus bill included $1 billion for research into creating guidelines to direct doctors’ treatment of difficult high cost medical problems, which means in the end we will not have a say on the treatment we receive.

A new spin on health care:

  • Old, sick, no longer useful to the word and costing us waaaay too much hard earned cash to keep ya alive and kickin, so do the young and healthy a favor and kill yourself.  The government will counsel you, help you plan it and carry it out. 

Here’s the scoop from World Net Daily.

But, it isn’t all Obama…

  • The greatest human freedom is to live, and die, according to one’s own desires and beliefs, according to this group, and now you have the right to decide when you can die, and you can do it with dignity. 

These folks can help you get there, they are time tested and true with $300,000 in “seed” money and a hoped for $650,000 more to come!  Impressive cash flow!

  • And to ensure abortion on demand is carried out regardless of what YOU believe as a medical provider, we have this new addition to the O team, the new surgeon general.  “No one will fall thru the cracks” on her watch.

Clearly Barak Hussein Obama wields a sword that he does not know how to use.  He is a man who has been granted too much power and has no idea what to do with it.  We see now where the blood and guts will come from when that sword comes crashing down.

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Deuteronomy 30:18-20 (New King James Version)
18 I announce to you today that you shall surely perish; you shall not prolong your days in the land which you cross over the Jordan to go in and possess. 19 I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live; 20 that you may love the LORD your God, that you may obey His voice, and that you may cling to Him, for He is your life and the length of your days; and that you may dwell in the land which the LORD swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give them.”