It’s a Sad Time by Penny Chavers

Over the past week, we have all been in shock over the sad event that took place in South Florida. 

Over the past week, we have all been in shock over the sad event that took place in South Florida.  There were so many innocent lives taken that it just bewildered  and puzzled us as to what possible purpose could the shooter have for doing such a violent act.  What is so bewildering about it is that so many people were suspicious of the boy and yet nothing was done to stop him BEFORE he committed this insane act.  Since this horrible act, there have been copycat threats to our schools.

There were some at the school that showed a lot of courage and sacrificing themselves for others.  I sympathize with all those families who were affected and I pray for them that the Lord Jesus will give them peace and comfort their hearts.

In this present age that we are living in, such violence just keeps happening all over the nation and in other nations.  Lord, we pray for peace in our nation and heal our nation.  If we, who are called by His Name, would humble ourselves and pray, and seek His face, and turn from our wicked ways; then we will hear from Heaven and He will forgive our sin and heal our land.

2 Chronicles 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.


In the Blink of an Eye by Penny Chavers

What can happen in the blink of an eye? . . . . just like the wind, we cannot control . . .

What can happen in the blink of an eye?  In the blink of an eye, you can lose everything you own through a disaster like a tornado.  A tornado can come up so fast and furious that you have little or no warning.  It can rip right through your home and destroy everything.  In the blink of an eye, your life can be snuffed out in a car wreck on the highway.  One wrong move or wrong decision while driving can cause you to swerve into an oncoming vehicle or vice versa — someone can swerve into you.

There are so many things that we do not have complete control over — no matter how hard we try.  Our life is but a vapor — just like the wind — we cannot control where it goes.  Only the One who made the universe and everything in it can control what happens in this life.  That is why we need to pray to the only one who can control events and circumstances in our lives.  Otherwise, we are at the mercy of these events that can happen in the blink of an eye.  Should we just leave everything to chance?  Or should we pray and put our trust in the One who has the power to control these things?  If we submit our lives to Him, Jesus, our Savior, then there is one blink of an eye that we can look forward to.  When He comes back for us, we can be changed in the blink of an eye — changed from corruptible to incorruptible — changed from darkness to light — and we can live with Him forever and ever.

How awesome is that????