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IMG_1514_Snapseed_SnapseedNow that Malaysian officials have declared flight 370  lost—beyond all reasonable doubt—many are thinking today about the reality of unanswered prayer.

Some will hear in the groans and silence certainty that there is no God. Others will see reason to believe that, for now, God alone can make sense of the lingering questions of who, what, where, when, how—and why…

Today, the anguish of a few is the reality of all.

Some will wave their fist at heaven. Some will try their best to defend the Almighty. Some will shout in anger. Some will cry. Some, though far away, will pause… and wonder.

“Lovely”, you, your nation, and all who bear this moment of loss… are in our thoughts and hearts today.

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  1. Bill says:

    Good Morning,

    An interesting series of posts on BTA, Mart. Very topical.

    Three responses to today’s post:

    1. I think it was incredibly reckless of the Malaysian officials to announce the plane crashed and all perished without a single shred of physical evidence to back up their assertion. After two weeks of searching and gathering data and going first in this direction and then in that, they suddenly, miraculously, discover a new set of data that makes them 100% certain the plane crashed and all 239 aboard perished.

    That seems odd to me, and I’m not even a conspiracy buff.

    2. You’re right about tragedies like this. They can cause people to either (a) laugh at those who believe in and trust God…or (b) even openly mock God. Or both.

    Why didn’t God answer everyone’s prayers regarding Malaysia Flight 370?

    Oswald Chambers wrote,

    – It is not so true that “prayer changes things” as that prayer changes me and I change things. God has so constituted things that prayer on the basis of Redemption alters the way in which a man looks at things. Prayer is not a question of altering things externally, but of working wonders in a man’s disposition. –

    C.S. Lewis wrote,

    – I pray because I can’t help myself. I pray because I’m helpless. I pray because the need flows out of me all the time- waking and sleeping. It doesn’t change God- it changes me. –

    Perhaps our focus is incorrect. Prayer, in this case, was never about saving all those on board. It was about preparing us for the inevitable outcome.

    Yet, I get your point.

    Death, disease, poverty, hunger, war, famine…

    The list goes on and on and on. There are more ways to die, and more paths to despair, on this earth than there are McDonald’s restaurants.

    Why? What is the point? Why does God rarely answer “big” prayers, prayers that spare pain and suffering? Why does he allow this misery we call life to continue?

    3. As I’ve mentioned before, there’s a principle in Zen that addresses such questions. It’s called, “What is it? Don’t know.”

    In other words, allowing what is to be its own meaning, without us adding to it, or taking from it. In colloquial terms, “It is what it is.”

    That’s illustrated best via Zen koans, which are baffling, sometimes frustrating stories often ending with a question, which can be a “Why?” question (“Why did the emperor choose one monk over the other?”) or a “What does this mean?” question (“The Buddha held up a flower. What does this mean?”)

    NOTE: I am NOT advocating Zen. What I’m trying to do show you how another tradition handles the inexplicable.

    The way to answer koans is to not answer them. For example, in a question like, “Why did the emperor choose one monk over another?” the koan is trying to trick you into dualistic thinking. So you answer by not choosing.

    In a “What does this mean?” type of koan, you’re being tricked into philosophizing and letting your mind wander over all sorts of possibilities, none of which can be proved. So, you answer by not providing meaning.

    We can wonder why the Malaysian airliner disappeared and crashed, killing all on board until we’re old and gray – and still not have an answer.

    Same for the JFK assassination. Or the space shuttle that blew up shortly after takeoff. Or the mom who drowned her own kids in the tub. Or the dad who is diagnosed with cancer. Or…

    “Why did the Malaysia Flight 370 crash into the Indian Ocean?”

    It just did.

    “Why didn’t God answer prayers?”

    How do you know he didn’t?

    “What does this mean?”

    It means we mourn…comfort…love…live, take care of our families, our neighbors, and our cities. We get up in the morning, we go to bed at night.

    It means we switch off the part of our mind that craves answers, we accept what is, and we continue to do what we are called to do – which is not to plumb the depths of the inscrutable or pluck answers from the unknowable.

    “Does this mean God doesn’t exist?”

    The sun rose this morning.

    Love to all,


  2. remarutho says:

    Good Morning BTA Friends —

    The confirmation of our worst fears has come — and the grief that may have been pushed aside must move to the center of our hearts and minds. All the prayers and all the envisioning of that plane parked somewhere intact or life-saving equipment deployed with living loved ones aboard — all that is swept away.

    My heart goes out to you, Lovely, and the people of your nation now. This is the moment when, it seems to me, any argument for or against the existence of God is beside the point. The Apostle Paul tells us, “Now hope that is seen is not hope.” The kingdom outcome of this loss has not yet been conceived — or if it is conceived it is hidden in God’s heart.

    May each one who will come to Him know the encircling love and consolation of God.

    “Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but that very Spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for words, And God, who searches the heart, knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.”


  3. SFDBWV says:

    I sometimes think about my younger days and how my friends and I would set around discussing events and especially life. We all for the most part had opinions, but those opinions were limited by experience. There were often someone older in the group that may have sounded wiser because they were older, as much as 2, 3 or even 5 years older.

    Still we thought we collectively had a pretty good handle on things and so left contented and satisfied in our own understanding of things.

    It is a scientific fact that when you look at things through or by different colored lenses or light that some things appear that were unseen when looked at normally.

    They were always there, just unseen until the proper colored spectrum of light exposes them.

    We are all going to view this event through different colored lenses and so all see differently concerning it.

    Perhaps today one of the ships looking for hard physical evidence of the aircraft floating in the ocean will succeed in retrieving such evidence and that satisfy the big question.

    I am amused to read that it was a private company that’s satellite information was able to piece together the flight path of the missing plane and not a military one. However still not convinced that a military intelligence gathering organization somewhere hasn’t always known, just not revealing themselves by sharing information.

    Prayers for the families of all concerned.


  4. quietgrace says:

    I to am deeply saddened by the report of ‘all lost’. Sometimes hope lost leads to despair. Praying that all despair will be circumvented by God’s great saving grace and love. For Christ followers there is always hope. May the God of hope bless us all today.

  5. poohpity says:

    No words can bring comfort to the anguish felt by the families who have lost their loved one’s from all the nations they called their homes. I will pray for the peace and comforting of God, family, friends and neighbors to surround them during this time of great grief and loss.

  6. oneg2dblu says:

    “Preach the Gospel, and use words if you have to.”
    Francis of Assisi

  7. oneg2dblu says:

    May the spoken or unspoken Gospel penetrate the hearts of those who are lacking peace today, regardless of all outward circumstances that now break their hearts.
    Their true healing and their true peace is only found within receiving and believing the Gospel message.
    We who have that message of Hope within us, have a great place to take all those who now suffer in this life.

  8. joy4everguy says:

    “ALL things shall work for the good” … BUT, we must remember … ONLY in His Time, not ours. Continued blessings to each of you reading these reflective messages.

  9. bubbles says:

    The not knowing and never knowing if there would be an answer would be terrible.

    My mother died when I was eight years old, and when I was fifteen my grandmother was killed in a car accident. My mother’s death was a defining and horrible event that forever changed my life. She chose to not tell me she was dying, so her death was a sudden shock. For many years I thought that one day I would learn the reason for this happening.

    As I matured I learned that perhaps there was not one particular reason, and as I trusted the Lord, I realized that I now do not need to know the reason for why it happened. Perhaps there were many reasons for what happened. God does not make mistakes. His reasons do not make sense to me many times. His ways and thoughts are higher than mine. He is good always. In the past I wondered if He would explain why it happened when I get to Heaven. Now I don’t even need this. If I never understand, it is all right with me. I trust Him, and He has given me peace about this.

  10. quietgrace says:

    Bubbles thank you for sharing your painful past. It is a real blessing to hear it, as I still have some issues from my past I need to let-go of. I hear you and it makes perfect sense to me, now. Getting through and over childhood hurts is a long process. Thank God He is so patient with us. God bless you, Grace

  11. bubbles says:

    quietgrace, God used the stories of Joseph and Daniel to help me understand. Joseph did not know for years, and Daniel never went back home.

    I was standing in line at the funeral of a godly young man who passed away suddenly. It was there God spoke to my heart. I was wondering “why” about his death, and then the Holy Spirit helped me understand that it is not so much about knowing the “why” as it is about trusting Him. I think part of me would like to know the why, but it is all right if I never know, even in Heaven. He had a reason(s), and I need to trust Him without the answers. . . even though my mind sometimes wonders. He has given peace about this.

  12. quietgrace says:

    Yes, and I too have decided to stop asking and don’t even want an explanation any longer. After all, it’s not about us, anyway, it’s about Him. I sense a new peace within. Praise God.

  13. Regina says:

    Good Evening All,
    Hope all is well in your lives. Off topic here… Just wanted to ask you all to help me thank God for another year…today is my birthday. :) I’m 47 years old today, and (that’s not a small thing to me), I’m very grateful to have lived to see this age, especially considering the not-so-good circumstances and situations that happened to me in the past. May the LORD bless and keep you all, and I’m looking forward to another 47 years if our LORD tarries… Lol!

    64 degrees (High temp) today in Texas.

    Love to all…

  14. poohpity says:

    Regina, I am certainly thankful God has blessed us with you. No one can fill your space in this world at this time like you. Happy Birthday!! Love Deb

  15. phpatato says:


    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I hope you had a wonderful day!


    Another nor’easter is set to blast up the Eastern Seaboard and is forecasted to hit the Maritime Provinces in Canada as well. Hurricane strength winds, 30-40ft waves creating storm surges at high tide causing coastal erosion and blizzard conditions. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected. Saled, I am thinking of you in Maine as well as my in-laws in Newfoundland.

  16. saled says:

    Thank you, Pat. I am up early to tend the fires and wait for a call telling me not to go to school today. Our forecast is for a blizzard bringing a foot or two of snow with it. This coming storm makes me think of Robert Frost’s poem titled “Storm Fear”. We have seen it all before, but coming at the very end of winter makes it extra hard.

    I love what Bubbles shared when she said it is not so much about knowing why as it is about trusting Him. God values faith. When Abraham believed God, it was counted as righteousness. For myself, I think the desire to know the whys has something to do with feeling like I am in control. The thought is if I know why this tragedy with flight 370 occurred, I can prevent it from happening to me. I think the kind of trust that Bubbles spoke of only comes after we get the message that we are not supposed to be in control, God is. I’ve found a lot of peace in that.

  17. foreverblessed says:

    Lost, this whole episode with the plane had a great resemblance to the film, or series, Lost, about an airplane that got lost, disappeared, but in the movie, it had landed somewhere on an island, it is not clear of it is on earth or in paradise or whatever. The passengers have all sort of flash-backs of their lives. It was fascinating, how purgetory that was to many of them. I liked that part, that people can reflect on their lives and see where it went wrong, adn change their ways. Wheather here on earth, or wheather it is in the next stage. God is on control! He is the Maker of all, and He is the One who wants all to be saved.
    Trust in God,
    He who made heaven and earth, and who made each of us humans, He is in control.
    I have to find peace in that time and time again, sort of sitting at Jesus feet, and sitting there till the peace and calm is there again.

    Thanks Lovely, for asking prayer for your country, that was so heart warming, I do not know why (humm- why always that knowing?), but it was, I pray too. Ask great things!

  18. foreverblessed says:

    sorry for the typos, posted too soon, it is Whether not wheather.
    Bubbles, Regina, Pat and Saled, and all who read this too: may God bless you and keep you, may you find shelter under His wings:
    Psalm 91
    1 Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
    will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
    2 I will say of the Lord, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress,
    my God, in whom I trust.’

  19. bubbles says:

    What I wrote last night sounded callous and insensitive. I am sorry. If I were a family member of the missing plane, I would also be asking “why.” It’s only human to want to know why. The not knowing would be difficult to bear.

    The posts caused me to think of other things and how the stories of Joseph and Daniel helped process events over the years.

  20. remarutho says:

    Good Morning BTA Folks —

    I rejoice in your expression of trust (6:43 pm last evening) in the Lord, Bubbles. It seems to me when unconditional trust in God meets his unconditional love — the world so often in chaos — makes perfect sense.

    Blessings all day,

  21. SFDBWV says:

    Awoke this morning to another 6 inches of snow and even as I write this it is still only 14 degrees.

    I can’t pretend that I am not being worn down by this winter that won’t go away.

    I didn’t so much ask this morning why as “what the heck is going on?”

    Matt went with me to the surgeon’s office yesterday as Matt likes to get out and see others, so I took him with me for my follow up to my latest CAT scan test.

    We were very relieved to learn my colon is clear of any signs of cancer, but the surgeon urged me to get my hernia repaired because it has distorted my colon and made it longer than it should be and sees the potential for problems in the future if not taken care of soon.

    The problem is what do I do with Matt for two weeks while I recover from surgery. There are no others available to do the things Matt needs assistance with and we learned that very well a couple years ago when I ended up in the hospital with a heart attack.

    So as I have done for these past 15 years I trust the matter to God and live one day at a time.

    What else can any of us do, but learn to live one step, one minute, one hour, one day at a time; trusting God for each heart beat and moment that passes.

    I have buried too many people not to have learned that all your worries, or plans can change in a moment of time. So better to live in the moment and while in that moment make the best of it.

    Love and be loved for nothing else matters.

    The face of the grieving people surrounding this missing airplane reminds me of the few funerals I have been to where there is no hope only death and separation.

    The news of some 16 dead and as many as 124 missing in a mud slide in Washington State once again brings home the reality of life on planet earth and a reminder that nowhere is safe from disaster.

    Enjoy the people you are with right now, appreciate them, love them and let them know you know they love you.

    Hope is found in Jesus of Nazareth, hope that doesn’t make sense to this world, only when looking forward to another one.


  22. Bill says:

    “Love and be loved for nothing else matters.”

    Well put, Steve.

    That’s what life – and the message of the Bible – seems to come down to. At least, that’s what I get when I read the Bible.

    Sadness, grief, and death are ever present. We cannot escape them. So we are here to give hope, love, compassion and whatever relief possible.


  23. quietgrace says:

    Happy Birthday Regina!

    Steve I am praying God will take care of the need for a caregiver while you have surgery. I have a friend that is paralyzed from the chest down, and her husband is the primary caregiver. When he needed knee surgery they too were in that dilemma, but God provided in surprising ways. I’m sure you have many stories to tell also.

    Blessings, Grace

  24. poohpity says:

    By experiencing the hardships in life we are equipped by God to be compassionate and empathetic towards others by sharing the hope, comfort and peace we have found in the arms of our Savior. We can give out what we have received. (2 Cor 1:3-4 NIV) No sorrows, trials or troubles are ever wasted when can use them to help others.

    When we have lost a loved one we learn what and what not to say to others in their time of grief by remembering what we needed during that time. If our family is going through something and we have been there and done that again we know what would bring comfort and what will bring them sorrow. If we have not experienced the same thing maybe just to sit, listen and at times hold as someone cries while pouring out their heart shows compassion being slow to speak and quick to listen.

    God is so wonderful to teach us how our pain can be used to encourage and build up those around us. Being caregivers and letting God be the Cure giver for a broken heart.

  25. poohpity says:

    Steve, I will be praying that Matt will allow someone else to help him but I also believe he will be able to do more than you give him credit for especially after all the weight loss. You have trained him well with all the workouts. I am so glad to hear after all these years it is time to get the help you have needed for such a long time. :-)

  26. SFDBWV says:

    It’s been a busy couple days for me and looks like today will no less busy, yet I seen enough news last evening to remind me of human nature.

    Deer even when shot at will only run off a small distance stop turn around and look back curious as to what’s going on.

    It seems curiosity isn’t only confined to the cat.

    As limitless opinions are endlessly expressed concerning this air tragedy unless there is concrete evidence as to the fate of the plane and what may have occurred and why somewhere at the end of the story will come books from *experts* attesting to what they *believe* and as the story fades further from the social memory those opinions will blur into accepted fact; whether true or not.

    There are far too many widows, mothers and loved ones who have spent their lives not accepting that their loved one has been killed and have waited every day for their miracle and the return of their *lost* loved one.

    It is one of those reasons that when found even just fragments of bone are returned to families for burial and some closure for their peace.

    When I was younger one the duties that was requested of me was to be pall bearer at many of the funerals of the older citizens of our community. I have attended many funerals and there are always two occurrences that are present at nearly every one; crying and laughter.

    That may seem an odd combination, but that is part of life and dealing with death.

    Paul explains that the new converts were confused when those among them begin to die. After all he had promised them eternal life through Jesus of Nazareth, so how could death still come?

    People still ask the same question today and wonder why they have to suffer the heartbreak of losing a loved one.

    Even Jesus wept just moments before He was to resurrect Lazarus back to life.

    Mart covered the spectrum of reactions very well in his opening comments and I cannot add to them, most all of us have looked to heaven angry and confused and wondered why God allows such pain in His children. Just like curiosity such a reaction is after all only human and we must not judge anyone for expressing theirs as we all share these same conditions of being human.

    06 degrees this morning, could the calendar be wrong?


  27. poohpity says:

    I fully believe not only what the Bible says about life after the death of our earthly bodies but because of being in the room with those who have passed from this world to the next. This is not all there is. I believe Jesus is alive and I believe all that he taught, that is the hope I have in an eternal life that I am being prepared for now.

  28. jacky says:

    Bubbles, thanks for sharing. But I’ve noticed that quite a number of the times, I’ve found myself too weak to resist the temptation of wanting to know the ‘whys and wherefores’ – and those are never ending spirals. I hope I to relinquish the desires for the whys and wherefores, and simply learn to trust that in all things God is working for the good of those who love Him.
    My goes out to those affected by the tragedy, some who are having to deal now with a million and one unanswered questions. May we all come to know the love and the peace of the One who made us for Himself.

  29. quietgrace says:

    Hello Jacky,
    I can certainly identify with your struggle with letting-go, as it is a process. We, as were the ‘superhero’s of the faith are just as human as Jesus who wept when Lazarus died.

    If you look closely at the passages where Joseph meets his long-lost family you find that it wasn’t easy, that he had to process his feelings before he could fully accept, forgive, and even save his family.

    Another prophet I really like is Jonah. He showed very real human emotions while dealing with the whys and letting his anger out toward God. But God in his kindness and patience took great measure to help Jonah see the wisdom of His ways. (What a sense of humor God has in the ways he sometimes handles our ignorance, and disobedience-a WHALE-YIKES)

    I have had to acknowledge some real anger toward God, and I don’t like anybody’s anger, including mine, which was very uncomfortable, but it did pass and I found peace on the other side. Letting go is a process. But the process is worth it, as God is in the process with us.
    Blessings, Grace

  30. bubbles says:

    Jacky, I also think “why” many times about other things. The story I shared has been a very very long process that has been going on for almost 37 years. God was the one alone who helped me.

    During this period of time I taught the story of Joseph fifteen years a four month period each year and then the story of Daniel for fifteen years for a three month period each year. Over and over as I studied these stories and prepared to teach the lessons every day, God used them to help me have peace and not need the ‘why’ inside of me answered. In this case the why has been quieted and God gave peace and rest. His Word changed me.

    When I was young, I wanted to know why she died. But as I grew older, I stopped speaking of her and the whys continued in my heart. I never speak of her to anyone close to me.

    Also, God used the death of another friend to help me not need to know the ‘why.’ As I stood in line at the funeral, I began wondering why this godly person died suddenly. It’s similar to the saying, “understanding can wait, but obedience can’t.”

  31. Regina says:

    Good Morning All,

    I hope all is well in your lives. Felt asleep kind of early last night (around 10:00 pm)…early for me anyway (Lol!), so I’m up early this morning. Off topic here… Thank you, poohpity, phpatato and quietgrace for the happy birthday wishes!
    I’m thankful that God blessed me with yall too, pooh, and I did have a wonderful day phpatato! :)
    I pray, php that the nor’ easter that blew through the Eastern Seaboard didn’t cause any serious damage or loss of life as it moved past your neck-of-the-woods. Do you live in Canada? Don’t think I’ve ever been in a nor’ Easter. It’s just *hot* in Texas most of the time. Especially, during the Summer months.
    saled – Your reference to Robert Frost’s poem, “Storm Fear” made me curious (borne out of my intense love for words), so I read it online, and I thought it was very though-provoking… Analysis was provided on the poem, and that helped me to appreciate even more how gifted Frost was. Thanks for sharing.
    foreverblessed – Thank you for your prayer(s) and for the Bible verse that you shared with me (I love that Bible verse!).
    Steve, my heart goes out to you (regarding the long West Virginia winter months that you and Matt have to endure)… I’ve *never* been in a Winter that wouldn’t go away. I pray that our Lord, Jesus will give you the strength and courage equal to the tasks that lay ahead of you. Also, you said…
    “What else can any of us do, but learn to live one step, one minute, one hour, one day at a time; trusting God for each heart beat and moment that passes,” and I was so blessed by those words! Thank you for sharing…
    Well, since I’m up, I may as well start preparing to leave for work. I pray that you all will have a blessed day in the Lord.

    82 degrees (high temp) in Texas today.

    Love to all…

  32. poohpity says:

    A year ago today I lost my best friend and the father of my children. We lived together from 1986-1989 which produced our two boys and in the last months of 1989 I answered the Lord’s call into a relationship with Him. Gary made a choice to continue on the path he was on until 2003 then gave up that life due a doctors pushing that he would not put him on the treatment for Hep C unless he gave up drugs. By that time he was in the final stages of liver disease. We did everything backwards after having a relationship and kids we then became friends. After watching the change in my life and how the Lord was working in the boys life he accepted Christ.

    The final hours before he died someone was talking to him and Gary’s responses were, “OK” then a silence then another “OK” silence then “OK” again followed by a very heartfelt “thank you” “thank you”. I have my hunches who was talking to him but within a few minutes he began to not struggle so much with breathing and seemed so peaceful. The staff kept him alive until everyone got there then they shut off the machines.

    I fully believe that the Lord explained what was going to come about and Gary had often wondered could God forgive him for all that he had done, I guess now he knows for sure. I miss you my friend, see ya later.

  33. quietgrace says:

    My condolences, Pooh.

  34. poohpity says:

    Thank you grace! But could you all pray for the boys Rich and Sean because during this time Rich has walked away from the Lord and me. I do not know what to pray for for them but the Lord does.

  35. quietgrace says:

    Yes I will pray, I know how that is as my son did the same thing. It’s so hurtful and all we can do is place them under Jesus’ care. God bless you, Pooh.

  36. foreverblessed says:

    joy4everguy and jacky, welcome here! It is so good to share here on this blog, may God lead you in joining, and be blessed.

    It is funny, the story of Joseph also was a key story for me. As I have shared here before, I had an oldest brother who took his first place literal, and not as a servant place. I was asked for a conference night, just a friday morning, so I went friday night. And the man talked about christians working together, that if they have a ministry together, then there must be reconciliation amongst them. I went forward afterwards for prayer, and the man had the same name as my brother, and just as blue eyes. He prayed for me and that strengthened me.
    That night, lo and behold, my brother called, after years. He started to talk, he wanted to pray together for our younger brother who left the faith. Wow! There was my answer already prepared! How God works miracles.
    So I told him that, we need reconciliation. He didn’t react at all, just went on with his own story, the same as it had been before. So I stopped him talking, nad asked how we would go about reconciliation. That was a few steps too far ahead of him. He was very very much hurt. When the phone call was over, I was wandering, and asking God, “Wasn’t I too harsh?”
    And the answer came immediately: Joseph had to test his brothers before he embraced them in his arms.
    Not an answer in words, but in suddenly knowing: THAT is what Joseph had to do, he had to see if their hearts had changed.

    Just before posting I see your post Pooh, God bless both of your sons.
    As with my brothers, things take soooo many years! To stand at the side, and wait is so difficult. But the best thing to do is pray, and working on ourselves, so that the life of Christ is becoming bigger and bigger in us, till it is like a magnet to them! But you know that already.
    But what a blessing that with Gary, there was a reconciliation! Faith, hope and love
    keep hoping!

  37. poohpity says:

    I can not even imagine how those in Washington are dealing with the great grief they are going through. May God’s comfort for them be expressed by the families, friends and neighbors. So much heartache all over the world, we as Christians have so much good to do in the name of Jesus.

  38. Regina says:

    Good Evening All,

    I’ve truly been blessed by the comments that you all shared on this blog topic.
    poohpity, I join my prayer(s) with yours and others on this blog site that the LORD will draw your son(s) back to Him and that they will long for and deeply appreciate a loving relationship with our precious LORD. And I love what you said in your last sentence…
    “we as Christians have so much good to do in the name of Jesus.” I thank God for preparing us for the work that He has for us to do while we’re in the world.

    I pray, also, that the LORD will remember the families and loved ones of those that were killed in the Mudslide in Washington.

    Love to all…

    68 degrees (High temp) and rainy (afternoon rain) today in Texas.

  39. lovely says:

    Dear All
    Thank you so much for all your prayers and encouragement
    I am not an expert in politics and don’t like to get into that cause its too complicated. I ‘ll leave it to the expert to explain
    At this present time there are conflict arising , love ones demand evidence and is not happy about the announcement of the lost of plane deemed crash and people perish. The fight continues.
    In times of pain people can do many things . Some will start searching for answer, some react in anger and retaliation to the extend of hating God. I thank God that I’ve been through all that and ended up searching and found Him.
    Unlike the plane that is lost and still to be found , The Lord promise if we search Him He will be found by us Deuteronomy 4:29 , He is not a God that lie.
    Actual fact, a lot of stories in the bible actually talks about Jesus. Story of Joseph has mention , Has some similiarity when Joseph was send to Egypt. He was betrayed and send to prison
    Like Jesus was betrayed send to prison and crucified. (The scene when Joseph forgives his brothers is a scene can be relate to the scene of forgiveness of God on the cross. )
    Joseph in the end became the ruler of Egypt. When Christ returns will become the king of Kings
    May we get more and more revelation of Him.. to find healing, comfort and love in the Living God
    Prayer goes out to all of you

    1 Samuel 2:8-9
    8 He raises the poor from the dust
    And lifts the beggar from the ash heap,
    To set them among princes
    And make them inherit the throne of glory.
    “For the pillars of the earth are the LORD’s,
    And He has set the world upon them.
    9 He will guard the feet of His saints,
    But the wicked shall be silent in darkness.
    “For by strength no man shall prevail.

  40. bubbles says:

    The local news reports a former student has been missing since Wednesday night. Please pray for her safe return home. Thank you.

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