In John 10:10 Jesus promises His followers abundant life. This blog is about my life as His follower.

Friday, September 11, 2009

It's a matter of where you look for Hope

It's been 8 years since that fateful day. September 11 and the day Pearl Harbor was bombed, were the only two times the USA has suffered attack on our soil of such magnitude.

Interestingly enough I spent a large portion of the eve of 9/11 watching a movie entitled "Snow on Cedars". That movie depicts the prejudice many Americans had toward Japanese Americans following WWII. If only we could learn from those mistakes and not generalize wrong acts by some to be indicative of entire ethnic groups.

The truth of the matter is that, just as the Bible says in Jeremiah 17:9:

The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? (KJV)

Sin nature is in us all. Be it to want to have power at the cost of many human lives or to harbor hate so deep that it extends to those who have nothing to even do with the cause.

There is tragedy in this world. There is nothing we can say to ever make it all right, to ever remove the pain of loss. But I do take comfort in these words of Jesus:

I've told you all this so that trusting me, you will be unshakable and assured, deeply at peace. In this godless world you will continue to experience difficulties. But take heart! I've conquered the world.
John 16:33 (MSG)


Alice Audrey said...

We may not be able to make it right, but we can work to make it less wrong. As you said, the prejudice against the Japanese should teach us something.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for stopping by my playground. I appreciate it. What a wonderful post for today. Although I'm not the religious type, I do enjoy reading posts such as this. It makes you really step back and think. Have a great day and weekend ahead :) Aloha

minnie_madz said...

I love that message. I had always been fearing death, calamity, tragedy. But my boyfriend always wanted to be strong and to be prepared with anything that could happen. The very answer to being strong is trusting God.

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