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Friday, July 08, 2005

"the fragility of life"

"I heard people crying, there was a lot of noise, people were, praying, I heard people praying out loud and some saying "Hail Mary's" it was aweful, people we scared and there was panic" trapped commuters words to BBC reporter

"There we're local labourer builders who just started to walk into the hospital to give blood, the Londoners and British public near the scenes assisted and helped in anyway they could." BBC correspondant

A Time for Everything
"There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under heaven:
a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain,
a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.
What does the worker gain from his toil?
I have seen the burden God has laid on men." Ecclesiastes 3:1-10

These separate snapshots of life during and just after such an event as this, brings to my mind the fragility of life, and the futility of life without Christ. Solomon reminds us of the burden of life...Paul reminds us of the reality of life in Christ..."I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. I do not set aside the grace of God, for if righteousness could be gained through the law, Christ died for nothing!" Galatians 2:19-21

Jesus told us "As the Father has sent me, even so send I you" John 20:21...as we respond to the prompting of the Holy Spirit we are urged to share the words of life that all (in our sphere of influence) might hear and believe....


Blogger behindthepulpit said...

Well said brother. I will not be complaining about my own wee little life a while and will give thanks to God for what he has done for me.

7:31 pm  
Blogger David Ketter said...

Amen, Andrew...

5:31 pm  
Blogger MVB said...

Well put, Andrew.

10:57 pm  

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