For I consider that the sufferings of this present time mare not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God.--Romans 8:18-21
The Best Freedom
The best freedom anyone can know is freedom from sin through Christ. Sin is the root of everything bad in this world...We ignore God's commands to feed the poor so, there are people suffering. We want more of everything...more money, more possessions, more land, more control, it doesn't end. When we get something or obtain something, we strive for the next thing. Suffering exists because we are selfish individuals. There is a group in Haiti right now giving up the comforts of America for a week so that they can love the poorest of poor. But the real tragedy is not that the people of Haiti will never have an iPad, or that they may never taste a steak or even Lucky Charms. The real tragedy is that they won't know freedom through Christ unless it is communicated to them. Pray for the team this week that they would love extravagantly as Christ would so that the people of Haiti would see they come to offer FREEDOM. A freedom that is better than any riches earth has to offer. Happy Independence day. Pray the people of Haiti could know what that truly means.