Bind Us Together

10 Now I appeal to you, brothers and sisters,[a] by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you be in agreement and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same purpose.

 
     ~ 1 Corinthians 1:10
 
The past is never dead, it is not even past.  
 
     ~ William Faulkner
 
There is an old movie that we were shown in a church youth group in the late 70’s called A Thief in the Night.  The Rapture has occurred and there are only those Christians left behind who were not ready or whose faith was weak at best.  Folks went to their church to ask the pastor why he was still on the earth.  He too professed a weakness of faith.  What I remember most about this film, (after it scared me at the time,) was that people from all Christian faiths banded together and became a united force.  They put their differences aside and focused on what they had in common, and survival in the time of the anti-Christ.
 
No matter what you believe about the Rapture, it is important to remember that in times of crisis, people don’t look for a denomination, or even a particular religious persuasion. They walk into open doors seeking guidance, solace, hope, a place to express their anger, a place to find community.
 
This school year is no stranger to tragedy natural or man-made.  Oklahoma City is yet another disaster that is bringing people together.  The loss of lives is more important than anything else, as well as the finding of one who was thought to be lost.
 
Today, celebrate those things that we as believers have in common, unite in prayer for Oklahoma and for first responders all over the world.  Pray for our administration and for our country.
 
Bind Us Together
 
Because of Him,
Linda
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