Good morning on yet another windy day. We may like to think that following Christ protects us from the things of this world but we know such is not the case. A Christian is not guaranteed a quiet, peaceful passing in his old age at home surrounded by friends and family during his last moments. Although that does happen, we too are subject to the destruction and death from the violence of the world. A ministry many of us listen to during the evenings on MyBridge radio, Family Life Today, lost a man in the Arkansas tornadoes. Two of the man's daughters also died in the storm. We suffer when we hear about things like this, and we mourn too.
We look forward to that place where safety is the norm and there shall be no more sorrow or mourning. Until that time comes for all of us who are found in Christ, we know that the disasters of this fallen world happen to us too. In Job 1:18-19, the family of Job is killed by our common adversary with a great wind that collapses the house in which they had gathered to fellowship. The methods of the enemy probably have not changed in thousands of years. Does this mean that Satan murdered these people? Not necessarily, death happens in this world, and we know it very well. Death is something Adam earned for us by doing the only thing God told him never to do. The good news is that the Seed of Abraham conquered Death and the Grave. We don't have to look at death as the end for our fellow warriors in Christ. We mourn, but we know of the great hope we share in Christ Jesus.
As we learn in the military service, let us stand in the full armor of God, pick up the sword of the Word, and return to the fight. Some have fallen, but in Christ we stand until that day we are reunited with our Lord and our brothers and sisters in Christ. God bless you all,Bucky