Sunday, August 3, 2014
When all else fails......pray?
Paul seemed to believe that prayer was important for all people and all places. He realized that people in power can be used destructively or benevolently. He believed that government was best an answer to prayer when it kept things quiet and civil, for in that atmosphere people can be loving, productive,creative, interactive, and about all the other "ives" you can imagine.
He further stated in 2 Tim 2 that this hopeful prayer was motivated by a God whose desires for all men were for a saving relationship, and I am convinced that salvation is an active word that means so much more than going to heaven when you die. It means you are in agreement with God and His will for peace and quiet, for godly lives. You are actually going to participate in bringing the kingdom values to planet earth with your prayers and actions for peace.
With the dysfunction in our leaders, the revenge driven Middle East, the power driven Soviet Union, the suffering causes by Islamic fanaticism, and the deadly virus that could spread through the world and make us live out what too many movies have been portraying lately, like Contagion, then, yes, I prayed this morning real sincerely for the savior of all men to do some saving.