I Kept Reading

Recently perusing Facebook I encountered a young woman, twenty-ish, who professed herself as a recent atheist.  She was on a tear about Christians posting Bible verses on Facebook; insisting that we keep our religion to ourselves. There were many who agreed with her. In fact, the comment thread was long and vehement. On and on it went how we were haters, in summary, we were the stench of the earth.

I kept reading.

She also confessed to an abortion. I sensed she was angry. Angry that she had been called a baby killer.  And then a statement of hypocrisy appeared. She began to write of choice and freedom. Freedom to be pro-choice and freedom to preach, yes preach that was her word. Preach her right to choose to abort her baby until she died and if we did not like it we could move!

And there you have it. The stance of the Angry. ( Or the LEFT, the Atheist, or some other identifier.)

Can you hear them?  ‘I can say, write, do whatever I want, and if you don’t like it –  well, too bad. BUT if YOU are saying anything that is contrary to my belief system or my liking, SHUT UP! Keep it to yourself. And if you do not shut up, I will label you a hater, intolerant, a stench, a blight on the face of the earth.’

I kept reading.

I found answers.

Answers to her anger; to her pain. Yes, her pain. A young woman in desperate need. Not a woman to be hated. Not a woman to be dismissed as a lost cause. Not even a woman to be pitied in a pathetic way. But a woman to be loved and prayed for. A woman to be wise as a serpent with, and harmless as a dove.

For you see in earlier times her Facebook feed spoke of asking for prayer; even penning how amazing it was that one little prayer could change your whole day; how God had answered so many of her prayers.

What happened?

I don’t know specifically. But of this I am confident. Her real anger is at GOD. I’m thinking she got disappointed. Someone let her down and GOD didn’t stop it!

It’s been a few days now. I’ve not checked her page again. I might; perhaps not. But I am praying. Hoping for another change of heart for her; hoping for a rescue. Why? Because JESUS loves her and who am I not to love her too? I’ve been mad at ABBA plenty of times and HE still loves me. He still loves her too.

But there is one thing for her I cannot do; well, actually there are many things for her I cannot do. But surely this one: I cannot keep my Faith in JESUS CHRIST private.  And if YOU know Him, neither can you.

We have a mandate from HIM to speak. So who are we going to heed? HIM or them? Read it for yourself.

17 Therefore, if anyone is united with the Messiah, he is a new creation — the old has passed; look, what has come is fresh and new! 18 And it is all from God, who through the Messiah has reconciled us to himself and has given us the work of that reconciliation, 19 which is that God in the Messiah was reconciling mankind to himself, not counting their sins against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation. 20 Therefore we are ambassadors of the Messiah; in effect, God is making his appeal through us. What we do is appeal on behalf of the Messiah, “Be reconciled to God! 21 God made this sinless man be a sin offering on our behalf, so that in union with him we might fully share in God’s righteousness.”   {source}

Or perhaps you prefer another Translation.

17 This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!

18 And all of this is a gift from God, who brought us back to himself through Christ. And God has given us this task of reconciling people to him. 19 For God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, no longer counting people’s sins against them. And he gave us this wonderful message of reconciliation. 20 So we are Christ’s ambassadors; God is making his appeal through us. We speak for Christ when we plead, “Come back to God!” 21 For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so that we could be made right with God through Christ. {source}

In any Translation – we have a directive from our GOD ALMIGHTY to speak His Message of Reconciliation to the World PUBLICLY.  So we cannot be silent BUT we would do well to be wise about it. We would do well to wait upon the LORD. Charging hell with a water pistol is more than a tad foolish 🙂

Read up. Study up. Pray up. Listen up. THEN Speak up as the HOLY SPIRIT gives you His anointing to do so.

Until Next Time ~ ~ ~ 
Day 87 of 2015 ~ Any move of GOD begins with His people faithfully praying ~~~ Kathie

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