Two nights ago at Water Festival approx 350 people died here in PP by either being trampled to death, electrocuted by downed power lines or drowning as they sought to escape the stampede of people and jumped off the bridge into the river. We have not heard yet what caused people to become frighted to cause this horrible tragedy. At least another 500 people were injured.
Our life is so brief and so unsure. None of us know what tomorrow holds – or the next 5 minutes…Our only certainty can be where our strength and salvation are found. In the LORD God Almighty.
As I was listening to the Hallelujah Chorus last night I bawled..Tears of thankfulness, tears of joy, tears of sorrow for those who don’t know Him as King of kings, Lord of lords, Lord God Omnipotent Who reigns forever and ever!
This morning I read from Jeremiah 12:11 ” ‘For as the waistband clings to the waist of a man, so I made the whole household of Israel and the whole household of Judah to cling to Me’ declares the LORD, that they might be for Me a people, for renown, for praise and for glory; but they did not listen.”
Romans 11 tell me that I am grafted into His chosen people by faith. God, I pray that I would be faithful to cling to You – not casually like a scarf over the shoulder that can be easily blown away, but cling…up close and personal cling; and not just in the easy times but in the tough. YOU are my breath of life, my hope, my salvation…and You are my rock and my shelter in times of trouble. LORD God – Thank You for loving me more than life….literally!!!
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