In the name of heaven
I ask you for shelter,
for my beloved wife
can go no farther.
This is not an inn
Get on with you,
I can not open the door,
you might be a rogue.
Do not be inhuman,
Show some charity,
God in heaven
will reward you.
Let all mortal flesh keep silence,
And with fear and trembling stand;
Ponder nothing earthly-minded,
For with blessing in His hand,
Christ our God to earth descendeth,
Our full homage to demand.
As crowded as these homes probably already were, I watched over and over again these kind and loving citizens open their homes to those who had been evicted (on pain of death) from theirs. I cannot but help compare the response of the western world that has such a greater capacity and yet continues to keep their doors closed.
Although the Bible calls Lot a righteous man, he was a failure. Not only did he not even win one friend and neighbor to the Lord, but he also wasn’t even influencing his own family.
If racing against mere men makes you tired, how will you race against horses? If you stumble and fall on open ground, what will you do in the thickets near the Jordan? (Jeremiah 12:5) Read: Jeremiah 12:1-14:10, 1 Thessalonians 1:1-2:8, Psalm 79:1-13, Proverbs 24:30-34 Relate: It has been a rough couple days. A teacher friend back in the States as…
I may not be able to help them all, but I can help this one.
It is really easy for me to get on here and write about the hundreds of scriptures that command us to show love for the destitute. It is much harder to live it out in real life.
We try so hard to cover it, to hide it. Still He sees. Still He loves.
The hardest ones to love are often the ones who are not so different…
Where was the Church when Aleppo fell?