Atrocity…

By definition, ” an extremely wicked or cruel act, typically one involving physical violence or injury.” This word has been used to describe

the Holocaust that took place between 1941 and 1945 where over 11 million people were killed, according to Wikipedia. The source also states that more than 1 million of them were children. The world couldn’t believe that one man could do this in a civilized country, so it stood by and did nothing. A few days ago we looked to the heavens to see the Perseid Meteor Shower. Were we even thinking about the God who created it, and those 11 million Jews?

Are we looking at a similar situation today for the people in Gaza and on Mount Sinjar? Interesting that the common denominator is God; those the Bible calls His chosen people, and the Zadiri who have friendly ties to Christianity. Both are hated because their beliefs are different from their neighbors.

So is the war really about the Jews in Palestine or the Zadiri atop Mount Sinjar, or is this war being waged against God Himself? And if so, who is behind this hatred of the Creator who designed the stars and meteors that light the night skies and bring added beauty to an otherwise overlooked nightly display of splendor?

In Genesis 12:3 God declares to to Abraham, “I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” In Galatians 6:7 we are reminded, “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.” I wonder if these proponents of death, for any people group, are aware of these verses.

God is almighty, but He works through His people! If He can use a donkey to speak to a man (Balaam in Numbers 22:21-33), then He can use us to speak up in this day of injustice to those He’s created. The question is, “Are you willing?”

There is a passage in Matt 7:21-23 where Jesus says, “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’”

Are we asking Him what He wants us to do today to help in these situations, or are we going to hear these chilling words in our future: “I never knew you; depart from Me.” The choice is ours.

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