There is so much division and violence and evil in this world. People who used to act intelligent and stable are now acting and speaking like lunatics .
It’s not just politics, altbough that is the most prominent example , but it’s everywhere .
My own thoughts on this……..I now believe that hate is contageous and it spreads like a virus. It’s not even necessary to have any contact with the carriers. Simply reading comments or listening to the news can infect. It seems to numb the brain until all traces of common sense completely disappear . How sad!
I wonder how God feels as He watches the insanity . He loves each and every one of His creation and it must grieve Him intensely .
Do you ever wonder what will happen when He’s had enough???
The Bible is somewhat silent on the subject of animal immortality and this may be because man, in his arrogance, might feel if there’s an afterlife for an animal there’s nothing he needs to do to be saved himself. I struggled with this since I was a small child and prayed through tears many times that God would let me be with my beloved pets in eternity. The first verse I was inspired by was Romans 8:22-23. “…the whole creation has been groaning . ..” I was impressed that meant not just humans but all created living beings. The more I prayed the more confidence I felt that this is true. Since then, I feel God has led me to many more verses and publications that support this hope .
Message from Sally in Fort Wayne . …thank you Sally for contributing…..
“I recently lost my best friend and confident in a tragic car accident. I was very distraught and depressed and when I came across your site I prayed that I might find some comfort in a hug from God too. That very night I dreamed of my friend sitting on a picnic table in a field of beautiful wildflowers which she loved and she smiled at me! I woke up with a wonderful warm feeling of peace. People can analyze that to mean anything they want but I know that was a hug from above!”
A sunny and warm, beautiful November day! A much appreciated hug from our Awesome Creator! 🌞
The sweet smell of fresh air
The warmth of the sun on my face
Songs from the birds everywhere
Frolicking squirrels giving chase….
Thank You Father for these hugs.
What an interesting creature…..the caterpillar . From its first breath of air it crawls around looking to avoid natural predators and trying to survive life on earth. God given instinct tells it when it’s time to spin a cocoon where it can be sheltered as it endures metamorphosis. Then one day it emerges with it’s beautiful new body , dries its wings in the warmth of the sun and wings its way heavenward. Imagine all the colors that butterflies might add to the landscape of our future home in paradise .
Borrowed from a favorite pastor’s website, this is the best view on death and rebirth I’ve seen.
If an unborn baby could form clear thoughts, he would most certainly resist the process that was forcing him from the only world he has known…..the womb. He would think of it as dying.
What he would think was death is what we call birth.
So it is with us.
What we think is dying is birth into God’s bright new world of heaven.
Although I have always known that all good things come from God, I have often neglected to give Him the credit. Now, after having experienced a life changing decision, I have become more aware of His personal attention and recognize each and every blessing and their unbelievable timing.
After 20 years in a dead-end job I felt that I couldn’t stay there another second, so I decided to leave. While the awesome indescribable relief of simply walking out that door was overwhelming, I worried that I might not be doing what God wanted me to do. I was old enough to retire and had “put in my time”, as it were, but the economy was bad and it was scary to lose the paycheck. I took all of it to God and asked Him to let me know He was standing by me in this decision. I imagined feeling His arms around me and instantly felt calmer. I sensed the warmth of His love and approval flowing into my very being. Then the blessings (hugs) began.
Four months later I found that I had become very frugal and was a much better money manager. When bills came due, God directed situations that supplied whatever was needed, and He provided unexpected help from various sources and persons. Every day now I am aware of and very grateful for the many hugs I receive……………All things work together for the good to those who love God (Romans 8:28)