There are many Bible verses that I never truly understood, like the one about the martyrs asking Jesus, “how long?” or the ones about God paying back our enemies, and revenge belonging to Him. I just brush these verses aside; they are just too big for me I think.
And there are some events in the news that are just too horrible for me to process, like those children in Iraq beheaded because their parents are Christians. I can’t wrap my mind around this, and I can’t stop thinking about the horror, and the grief, courage and stand in the Lord… and my spirit weeps deep within me for the state of humanity.
I was singing my heart out this morning when the words coming out of my mouth “Every knee shall bow,
Every tongue confess,
That Jesus Christ is Lord,”
drew a violent picture in my spirit. The murderers of these beheaded children, they were bending their knee to Jesus, the fair, and righteous Judge. And the tongues of those murderers, they were confessing that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of the Father.
So I get on my knees, and I pray for mercy. At that moment, I understood that judgment belongs to Him. And mercy. And I can leave it all to Him.
Cultivating Thankfulness with Ann Voskamp
#955 Potluck with my church family
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