“But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you.” – Matthew 5:44
Hey friends! I hope that your year is off to a great start! Thank you so much for reading and showing your support. I appreciate you!!
I don’t know about where you are, but it’s been very rainy here where I am the past couple of days. I’ve always thought that when it rains like this that it’s God shedding tears from heaven.
I think that God weeps for His children who are hurting. I think that He weeps over the way that people mistreat one another and for the unkindness, the negativity, and all the evil that darkens the hearts of so many in this world.
Maybe the idea is not too far-fetched because of what happened when the whole earth was destroyed by flood. God was so sad about how people were behaving that He wiped everyone off the face of the earth with a rain that lasted 40 days and 40 nights, sparing Noah and his family (Gen. 6 – 9).
“When the Lord saw that man’s wickedness was widespread on the earth and that every scheme his mind thought of was nothing but evil all the time, the Lord regretted that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart.” – Genesis 6:5-6
It’s as if our world today is plagued with the same condition as it was in Noah’s day. Wickedness, malice, cruelty, abuse, and every scheme of the minds of so many people is nothing but evil all the time. It’s disheartening for me, and I’m human. So, how much more magnified it must be for the One who created everyone and all things.
On days where the skies are clouded with God’s tears, I am reminded that He cares for me, that He cares about the plight of mankind, and that He wants better for us. While there’s so much evil, so much hurt, and so much bad in the world, we can take comfort that God sees, He knows, and He cares.
Even though I can’t see it all the time, because evil is so rampant, I believe that there is good in the world still, that there are good and kind people who care about others and who look for the best in people.
I see it in my dear biological family (hugs and lots of love to all of you), in my spiritual family (I thank God for my brothers and sisters in Christ, and I can’t wait to sing and worship around the throne of God with you), and in kindhearted people (what a blessing you are!).
So, while God weeps from heaven today, I’m praying for the corrupt world that saddens Him – that those who don’t follow Him will turn to His Son Jesus.
“But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. For He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.” – Matthew 5:44-45
His rain falls on the just and the unjust, and His sun shines on good people and on evil people. Christ’s sacrifice on the cross of Calvary was for you, and for me.
You can have the spiritual blessings that are found in Christ if you believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the Living God, if you confess before others that He is Lord, if you repent of sins, and if you are baptized – submerged in water – to receive forgiveness of your sins.
If you do those things, the Lord will add you to His body, the church, where all spiritual blessings are found (Eph. 1:3). His rain will still fall when you become a Christian (and I hope that you do), only you will no longer be the evil, unjust person causing God and others grief; you’ll be the one praying for them.
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