One of the blessings of blogging is getting to know fellow bloggers and writers. It’s especially wonderful when you encounter someone who is thought provoking and who challenges you in your Christian walk. They inspire you to come up higher…or grow deeper in your relationship with Jesus Christ.
It’s always made easier when that that message is given by a godly, humble servant of God. One of those people for me is Janna at her website Bread Crumbs.
In stopping by Janna’s website today I discovered her piece on Saddam Hussein, “Saddam and Sadness”. In this piece Janna was able to take this event…and use it at a tool for Christians to examine themselves and their daily walk with God. I would encourage you to bookmark Janna’s Bread Crumbs as a favorite…and visit regularly.
I found Janna’s post “Saddam and Sadness” quite thought provoking…and I rambled on in my comments. Please be sure to check out Janna’s original post.
In some respects this is a bittersweet day for those whose lives were personally impacted by Saddam’s brutality. A good day to know that this man will never harm anyone ever again…but bitter in that it brings up fresh their loved one’s torturous death or an inescapable reminder to those who are alive and bear the scars from the atrocities that he committed upon his people.
Below are the comments I left at Janna’s website in response to “Saddam and Sadness”.
Indeed it is a sad day. Saddam lived a wasted life and an life of evil…and caused much death and destruction to so many. There must be great sadness felt by those who were victims of Saddam because this man was allowed to rule with terror for so long. While it is good that a very evil person has been removed and can never perpetrate his evil sadistic ways upon people again…the first and better option would be for Saddam and all others to turn to Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.
Just trying to contemplate what the world would be like if we all had the Holy Spirit within us and cleaning us from the inside out…what a wonderful world it would be. Actually that will be our future…in heaven. And the cleansing will be complete.
But the question is…what we will be doing this side of heaven to make sure that God’s Gospel message is getting out there to a lost and dying world. Our responsibility is to share the Gospel message…and we were all given that Great Commission.
He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation.” – Mark 16:15
Not just the missionaries…or those folks who are bold and like to talk to people…or those who have been Christians for many a year and have years of Bible study under their belt. But all Christians. It doesn’t have to be a formula…instead make it your own style and share the Gospel with those you encounter in your world.
We have a great treasure…the cure for a terminal illness that will determine a persons place in eternity. We are called to share that message…let God work in their heart.
Most folks aren’t evil dictators in the world that commit atrocities. But instead they are everyday people, who from a human perspective are pretty good. But they either don’t believe in God…or they are trusting in their own good works…or God grading on the curve. After all they are not Saddam Hussein.
“There is no one righteous, no not one.” Romans 3:10
Will we have an eternal perspective…and let that guide our walk each day? Or hide our light in a very dark world? A world that is filled with people who will stumble into the eternal abyss…if they don’t receive the Light of the world…Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
Sorry to go on and on…but your post is very thought provoking.
Thank you so much Miss Janna. I pray that you and your readers will have good and blessed New Year.