I once looked at the world with rose colored glasses and thought as you said, how human beings for the most part are all so decent and would never intentionally do me harm or even inadvertently because they care so much like I always did from my boyhood! Then life got in the way and that started many years back after a long tour in Europe with some friends as a very young fella. I began to have sadder and sadder experiences from that point on starting out with some disappointments and then progressively increasing harmful acts or vicious attacks being directed at me and I don’t do that or never did that to people!
Now in most recent years things got totally out of control and I became a target for speaking out in matters that were and are of great concern to me and I have a right to poke a stick at especially if in my own microcosm or even as they were in my face; or backyard as they say! I know so differently now than the boy I once was how the world or the people in it are not to be trusted at all; and they are the real culprits and trouble in the world to boot! Why is that; because they can do evil and quite often do, which is the plague given to them by the Devil which I do believe as being real and this world for us humans is a world of constant Conflict because of it! I just talked with a sister today as a matter of fact about this conflicted nature and how this is a state of consciousness between Hell and Heaven which I know both do exist!
As I had just told a friend; So I can say this with confidence and I say it with upmost respect that a person like you and then especially their little ones that were done harm by this wickedness and nefarious intent by the world or even specific persons in it; are innocent victims who will be truly rewarded with eternal peace beyond imagination when their time comes to move on from here! There are many of us who are victims more than not my friend! It’s the bad seeds and ugly underbelly of humanity that is being separated from the whole and that which will pay the full price for all of this suffering as well as the injustice; none of that will get by God, absolutely not going to happen and peace will come to those who deserve it! I can say with and have confidence that its much bigger than we can grasp onto to with our limited faculties and reasoning capabilities but that the final analysis is profoundly beautiful not sad at all!
“What Is the Origin and Source of “Good Things Come to Those Who Wait”?
Abraham Lincoln is most famous for using this quote. “Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.”
However, the former president did not originate the quote either. This quote actually began with a writer who lived during the 19th and 20th Centuries. Her name was Lady Mary Montgomerie Currie. As when Christians use the phrase, the meaning in her words was also to encourage the listener to exercise patience. She used the phrase in her poem “Tout vient a qui sait attendre”. In this work, Lady Mary wrote under the pseudonym Violet Fane.
The passage from her work goes as follows.
“All hoped-for things will come to you
Who have the strength to watch and wait,
Our longings spur the steeds of Fate,
This has been said by one who knew.”
And it continues into the phrase, “Ah, all things come to those who wait”.
However, while the Bible does not use this phrase verbatim, we can see through a number of passages in the Bible that those who wait on God are indeed blessed. Good things do come to those who wait. The Bible with all its various stories has a plethora of examples where people waited for good things following a bad event. And no matter what form it took, the good thing was always a blessing from God.
Mary waited for a child. Job waited for restoration. Joseph waited in prison. The Israelites waited to find the Promised Land. There was a lot of waiting for believers then, and the same is true now. While one suffers, waiting does not feel like a good thing, but God does promise a good outcome in the end. Scripture speaks to this truth.” crosswalk.com
I tell you all of this truly helps me; and admit I need the help! I also know it’s TRUE!!!
Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Matthew 10: 37-42
“Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me;
and whoever does not take up his cross and follow after me is not worthy of me.
Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.
Whoever receives you receives me, and whoever receives me receives the one who sent me.
Whoever receives a prophet because he is a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward, and whoever receives a righteous man because he is righteous will receive a righteous man’s reward.
And whoever gives only a cup of cold water to one of these little ones to drink because he is a disciple – amen, I say to you, he will surely not lose his reward.”
I hope all of you out there can have the contrite, humble heart that is needed in order to allow God Almighty, by His Holy Spirit to take charge of your immortal soul and lead you to paths of righteousness, so that you will enter by the narrow gate into His eternal kingdom. Amen.
Brother in Jesus Christ,
Lawrence Morra III
Take a moment and listen to Jim Caviezel take a stand for Jesus Christ.
Replying to@Gatekeeper_1111“Violet flame”
Imam’s are trained clerics in the Muslim faith. They are the religious “go to’s” for those following the beliefs of Islam.
So, what happens when the son of an imam comes to faith in Jesus the Messiah? Hear the testimony of this believer from Gaza. It is spoken in native tongue, but translated via subtitles. If you can’t watch the full 14 minutes, be sure to catch the last portion (beginning about the 10:00 mark).
Praise God for Muslims in the Gaza Strip and elsewhere who are coming to know Jesus!