My Day to Volunteer
A few weeks back I went to school with Wesly to volunteer. It was going to be a great day to enjoy with my son. He was so excited as we walked up the stairs and down the hall to his class. Then we walked in and he anxiously wanted me to see everything about his class. I seen the coat rack, his seat, his reading area, his folders, and etc. It was like a kid showing off a Christmas gift!
Then A voice came over the loud speaker and ended my tour of his class. He quickly made his way back to seat and got set in place. The principal started off "Good Morning students of Jordan Banks Elementry...", then they proceded tell what day of school it was, what the weather was, what was for lunch etc. Then I was taken back to when i was child as the principal said "Lets rise for the pledge of allegiance". I was excited to join in with my son for this occasion.
But then the next thing said was what struck me and stole my thoughts for the rest of the day. The principal said " Lets all stand still and have a time silence or meditation" .
A moment of silence!
This caused a quake in my mind and soul. I thought wow... this is like our nation. See they are trying to silence the voice of Christians in everyday life and even in the schools. See a Godless nation is an easy prey for the snares of Satan. We receive power, peace, confidence, and everything else we need from prayer! From prayer , we get what we need to help us be good Godly upstanding individuals in that special time. But see the enemy dont have to worry about that, we have traded it for A MOMENT OF SILENCE!
I know some are saying "Well you should be praying for children at home". We do! But here is what is happening; our society is teaching our kids the only time they need to pray is at home or church. SEE THE PROBLEMS ARE NOT COMING FROM HOME! Our problems our coming from our world outside of home. So where should we be praying the most?
How Jesus felt about the silence
In Luke 19 as Jesus approached the city, the disciples began to rejoice as the Lord got closer. The pharisees wanted Jesus to quite the disciples. But Jesus said this to the pharisees..
40 "And he answered and said unto them, I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out." KJV
We must have mouths full of praise. Our worship should not be silenced. It should be enough to make the hypocrites uncomfortable. It should stir those around us. If not the ROCK WILL CRY OUT!
Then we see in the next verse that Jesus looked over the city and it said " he wept over it". I believe it was because there was a silence in it. A spiritual silence in it. See most of disciples were outside of the city worshiping. Why would he weep while they were worshiping him outside of the city? But where are those that will worship everywhere? Inside the city, in the schools, on the jobs?
We have become to comfortable with the phrase " You have the right to remain silent...". This does not apply if you are christian. See we have been silenced to much in our praise, preaching, teaching, our prayer in our public places. We must SPEAK UP and SPEAK OUT!
The title says it all!
My friends the day of our sweet saviors return is closer than ever before! I am so excited, but also franic when I see so many people in our world who have not accepted this salvation message. They have rejected the greatest love they could ever know and feel.
But what is really crazy is that some have not even heard this message. See we cant really do anything for those who have rejected this message. BUT... we can share this great message with those who have never heard it.
WELL... how do i know if they haven't heard it? I promise you this if they have heard and dont want to ... THEY WILL LET YOU KNOW. But... you can not let this turn you away from a lost, hurting, sorrowful soul that needs this message.
The Church cant be silent!
Contrary to what most people we would say, WE HAVE WHAT THEY WANT TO HEAR. A message of Love and Friendship. A message of SACRIFICE for THEM! I have to tell you all these lovey movies and stories like the "Note Book" 'The Lucky One" have nothing to compare with this love story!
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. KJV
See we cant be quite. We must speak now or forever hold your silence. We must praise him now or we wont be able to praise him after the rapture. Speak out and reach to someone today!