Arizona Representative Giffords was shot in the head during a town-hall like outdoor meeting less than an hour ago. There are conflicting reports about whether she is still alive. There are reports of others who have died. I was preparing to upload a blog about pursuing God as I took a break and heard the news. I am holding that blog as a way of respecting those touched by the horror of the day.

Lord, bring healing to those who have not died and comfort to the survivors and family members of those who have died. Bring healing to our country and show your mercy. Send revival.

Friends, as a Christian, it is my desire that you all come to know Christ as your personal Savior. Only Christ saves us for a life that endures forever. Yes, we die in this life, whether from horrific evil, a tragic accident or from natural causes, yes, we will die in this life. But there is a life that follows this one and the choices we make in this life determine where we will spend eternity in that second life. As Joshua said to the Israelites, “choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve… as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD.” (Joshua 24:15) and the Apostle Paul wrote to the Corinthians, “now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation.” (2 Corinthians 6:2b)

Lord, open our eyes that we might see You more clearly and respond to you with all our heart. Again, Father, bring healing and comfort. Reach down into the operating rooms and sustain life. Reach down into people’s hearts and sustain life.

One Response to “Today is the day of salvation”
  1. Adama says:

    Sharing your faith online is a great place to start. However I soemmites wonder how impactful that is when the relationships aren’t there with your readers. In real life, we go to where the people are and share with Christ with them, or we build relationships with friends and neighbors and share Christ with them. I don’t think it’s much different online. Readers are more likely to listen to you if they have some kind of relationship with you through your blog. And, just like going to where the people are in person, we can visit forums, other blogs, and other communities that are predominantly unreached. Get to know those people and offer them hope in Christ.Putting your faith on your blog is a GREAT idea! I just think if you are truly wanting to reach people online it may not be enough. If 96% people are not Christians then God may be asking us to do more than build a blog and hope they’ll come.Just a thought.

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