Monday, November 6, 2017


Suddenly and without warning a congregation in Texas
was mowed down. One family lost eight and three gen-
erations plus one unborn baby. All of them rose that
morning and got ready for church never dreaming that it
was their last day on earth. Some had no understanding--
it happened so fast. The carnage started at 11:20 CST
which was 10:20 MST. We were praying for the persecu-
ted church world-wide never dreaming that it was unfold-
ing at that very minute. Sunday the fifth of November
the International Day of Prayer for the persecuted church.
As I ponder this and think of the deep sorrow and pain that
so many are enduring, my heart turns to the Lord.

Precious in the sight of the Lord
Is the death of His godly ones.
Ps 116:15

For you it has been granted for Christ's sake, not only to
believe in Him, but also to suffer for His sake. Phil 1:29

That I may know Him, and the power of His resurrection
and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to
His death. Phil 3:10

For He delivered us from the domain of darkness, and
transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, in 
whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
Col 1:13,14

Behold, I tell you a mystery; we shall not all sleep but
we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling
of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet will sound,
and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall
all be changed. For this perishable must put on the im-
perishable, and this mortal must put on immortality. But
when this perishable will have put on the imperishable,
and this mortal will have put on immortality, then will 
come about the saying that is written, 
The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law;
but thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through
Jesus Christ our Lord.  1Cor 15:51-57

1 comment:

Katy Pistole said...

I love this Jane ...
O Death, where is your sting?
Faith is choosing to believe that He has this.
And everyone in Texas.
And our broken hearts.
And our tired broken world.

We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed;
perplexed, but not despairing.
2 Corinthians 4:8