Saturday, September 15, 2012

praying for peace

We were in Arizona when the news hit.  Riots, demonstrations, murder, violence, and many unknowns. Desperation. There were ways this news touched our family personally and we ache for those affected around the world.  Almost immediately the news reels are played in a cycle and the cacophony of political solutions abound each one clamouring to be heard and quick to denounce why every other is clearly mislead. I get it.  It is the way the world works.  But political solutions are so short sighted and limited no matter where they originate from.  Because there is only one solution that transforms the individual, family, people, nation, our world.
Jesus and His message changes hearts.
As I was praying for Libya, Sudan, Egypt and everywhere affected by the recent violence and unrest I saw an image of darkness and light.  That you cannot appreciate the warmth light brings to your face until your have felt the cool of darkness.
Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, "I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won't have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life." John 8:12
Heard from a local friend island side and she is praying for peace too; that God will help us.  I echo that prayer today.  May we all be desperate to pray for peace instead of quick to speak of hate.
RoxanneSignature

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