Thursday, October 16, 2008

Newsy Not Nosey

Christians! Get your heads out of the sand. Be aware. Get involved. Know what your city and government are standing for. Know what the schools are teaching and/or telling your children. It’s amazing to me how few parents show up when there’s a parent/teacher meeting. Find out what’s happening around this nation. God wants us aware and ready for whatever may come. It’s sad to think that some people won’t know that Jesus came back to earth until later on because they don’t listen to any news programs. The rapture will have occurred, and they’ll still be asking, “Whatever happened to Pete and Jan? Oh, didn’t you listen to the news or read the paper? Jesus came back last week.”

I recall a true story that happened to my family and me while we were stationed in Germany. One night while we were sleeping, there was a small earthquake, which woke us but didn’t alarm us. My husband and I turned over and went back to sleep. In Germany, you had one telephone for the house, and ours was in the living room. The next day, some friends of ours told us that after they felt the earthquake (since earthquakes were unusual for Germany), they got up and called the pastor of our church. No answer. They called us. We didn’t hear the phone, and our children were sound sleepers. Our friends finally reached another couple they knew to be saved and living a holy Christ-like life. Our friends were so relieved to speak with the other saved couple, because our friends thought that the rapture had come and they were left behind here on earth. The whole situation was funny, but these friends of ours were saved, spirit-filled saints who were concerned about their future, as we too should be concerned. “For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God; and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God? And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?” (I Pet. 4:17-18). We have to stay well informed to do that which the Lord would have us to do. Instead of talking about nothing, we should start reading and discussing something.

When I was younger, I didn’t like to read. I couldn’t stand reading a book unless it was a comic book. Now that I’ve matured, I always have something that I am reading. Either by information from a news program or by studying; I always try to stay informed.

{Exerpt from “Chil’ Let Me Tell You Somethin’”© 2009, Ms. “V” Ms. "V" web}