Friday, December 18, 2009

Wearing the scars of Christ

Richard Wurmbrand, Founder of "The Voice Of  The Martyrs", in his book, "Tortured For Christ" said: "Communists can kill Christians but they cannot kill their love toward even those who killed them. I have not the slightest bitterness or resentment against the Communists or my torturers." This after he had many of his bones broken, his body carved, and eighteen holes burned and cut in his body. Most of us will never experience being tortured or have to die for Christ, but as believers we are "crucified with Christ and dead." It is the resurrected Christ who lives his live within us (Gal. 2:20). Richard Wurmbrand knew and experienced the great power of Christ's love. By his example he was able to win many of his torturers to Christ.  Love is the only weapon that can and will defeat all evil. It's not easy to love those who don't love you back-I know, I too am a disciple of Christ. But through Christ all things are possible (Phil. 4:13).

Prayer: Jesus live your life of selfless love within me!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Tiger Woods-When Idols Fail Us

Tiger Woods has certainly garnered a lot of attention over the years. Most recently for the wrong reasons. Should those of us who call ourselves Christian join in the parade and kick him while he is down or should we reach out and help him up? Jesus set an example for us while we were still sinners he died for us (Romans 5:8). We can all be thankful for God's great love and mercy and in doing so extend his mercy and love to others. As we draw closer to Christmas day, let us remember Jesus command to love one another (John 15:17). Ask God to help Tiger Woods and his family through their trials and remember those who are suffering from various hardships during this holiday season.

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