War On Terror With Jared Loughner, Daniel and Mariane Pearl, Angelina Jolie and A Mighty Heart-- Who Wins? Who Knows
For He Has Not Given Us A Spirit of Fear But of Power, Love and A Sound Mind (2 Timothy 1:7)
The latest incident to strike terror in the hearts of many, the shootings of Jared Loughner, is another example of a very disturbed, angry individual filled with evil intent and who want others to feel pain through destruction and mayhem. There are many like him in this world, many which doesn't make it on the news.
I heard of one mother a long time ago, recalling how her sweet kind son was walking by the River Thames in England and was killed for a pitiful amount. But in retrospect, she said evil was everywhere and it was lurking there in the thief who robbed her son of his life for a few measly sum of money. See, that is what evil does-- it kills, steals and destroys.
Terrorism is another tool of evil and it strikes fear to millions around the world. After watching the movie "A Mighty Heart" about Mariane Pearl (portrayed by Angelina Jolie) and Daniel Pearl which was very painful, you saw hope alive in their child named Adam. What a fitting name for this child of the future--given the name of the first man that God made. Wouldn't it be awesome if mankind would learn from his past and realize without God's own Son in his heart--true peace would be impossible?
It is ironic that those who killed Daniel Pearl sought to destroy and strike fear but in reality they unleashed light in this dark world as one can see in the many affected--his wife, Mariane and even a celebrity such as Angelina Jolie. It's a story many of these evil ones re-create throughout history--in their attempt to change history and win. Again another Daniel, a Jew, showed the light of truth for so many and left a legacy of hope for us all.
And in this world full of terror--the question of who wins is really simple--it's the ones who know...There is a great tool for good throughout this world in the Holy Scriptures that lends witness to the only One who can bring peace. And how amazing that God has made it available for many the world over.
One of our guest on City On A Hill Radio Show, John Bernard, who lost his only son-- Lance Cpl Joshua Bernard-- knows. And he gives insight on where help comes from in his latest blog "Prophetic Fairy Tales or Inconvenient Corroboration":
"Many in this country are heading for a cross road; a place where a decision will have to be made. On the one hand, there has been a stubborn if not self-destructive resistance to Biblical teaching and an almost zealous effort to expunge all written commentary, history and remnant of Biblical teaching from the national psyche. After all; academia has succeeded in convincing the majority of the population that the very phrase 'separation of church and state' exists in the writings of the US Constitution…It doesn't.
On the other hand, those of us who are looking, see an ever mounting pile of evidence to suggest that much of what was spoken of in the books of Ezekiel, Daniel, Matthew and Revelation may be closer to coming to fruition than at any point in human history."
--There is much wisdom from what John Bernard says. He knows from experience the pain of losing someone, his most precious son but he also knows-- he and Joshua wins. Study the Holy Scriptures for yourself and see who wins forever.
Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD
Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father.
Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews.
But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.
God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
The woman saith unto him, I know that Messias cometh, which is called Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things.
Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am he.