God’s promise to us is that He will never leave us nor forsake us.
He asks that we treat each other kindly and with love. This is not always easy to do. Some people are inclined to be unlovable, according to our thinking, and yet the Bible (the absolute truth for right living) gives very concise instructions.
Matthew 5:43 – 46a “You have heard that it is said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. For if you love those who love you, what rewards have you?
Among other activities, I write book reviews and the book I am presently reading is, “Come to the Garden” by Jennifer Wilder Morgan. In it, she is visited by an angel who helps her understand visions that she has in her dreams. One particular sentence caught my attention, because I don’t recall hearing of it before. In the aftermath of the twin tower collapse of 9/11, firefighters encountered many gruesome discoveries, but one particular find surely contained a message from God…….an open Bible fused into a metal beam displayed Matthew 5:43 ….. where the words must have touched the hearts of many on that day……..you guessed correctly; the words are of Matthew 5:43-46.
This artifact can be seen in the 9/11 museum of artifacts, (check The Washington Post, for pictures from the museum) where the meager remains of the horrors of that day are displayed for all to see.
So, thought for the day: was it pure coincidence do you think, or was it a clear message from God? And, did we get it?
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