C.H. Spurgeon

Sinners, let me address you with words of life; Jesus wants nothing from you, nothing whatsoever, nothing done, nothing felt; he gives both work and feeling. Ragged, penniless, just as you are, lost, forsaken, desolate, with no good feelings, and no good hopes, still Jesus comes to you, and in these words of pity he addresses you, "Him that cometh unto me I will in no wise cast out."

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Thursday, April 19, 2007

Virginia Tech (2007) Could Have Been You or Me

Surely if you are reading this you have heard of the Virginia Tech incident. I personally cannot imagine how the families of those affected are coping with such a loss or near loss. There are those that lost spouses, parents, children, siblings, friends, classmates, and teachers.

Not being personally connected to anyone of the incident, I know it is not the same for me as it would be for one that it has personally touched. I pray that God will give comfort and lives will be moved to trust in Him during this time.

What seems to linger in my thoughts is the fact that these people were unaware. They were living life as if they had many years to go, as they should have. But in a moment, the twinkling of an eye, everything changed. Some went out into eternity while others will have this image live in them for as long as they live.

Do we ever think that today could be the day with meet Christ? I am not just talking about the lost, but also the saved.

To the one that has not trusted in Christ, I ask you to consider Him as Savior. He does not ask you to clean up your life first, but to come to Him that He may clean it up. Please trust Him today, for there may not be a tomorrow.

To the one that professes Christ, I ask that you consider you will face Christ. Will you die in your sin or will you meet Him while in service? Will you be ashamed as to where He finds you?

Pray for the people affected by this incident and pray that it will bring people to Christ!


Bobby Cohoon said...

Nice post Tim. It is hard to put ourselves in their shoes. But when we see our children and think ina few years they will be going to college. Or see our children and think just a few short years ago those that were killed and injured were doing the same things our kids are doing today it adds a new perspective. The day of the shooting I was on the way to my niece's high school softball game and got to thinking that these girls that I have watched grow up together will one day be away at a college somewhere and it added a new perspective to the shootings.

WE have to use this opportunity to get the Gospel out.
Like you, I am praying for all of those touched by this event.

Great job!

Neva said...

I am praying, also


John Bunyan

To be saved is to be preserved in the faith to the end. 'He that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.' (Mt. 24:13) Not that perseverance is an accident in Christianity, or a thing performed by human industry; they that are saved 'are kept by the power of God, through faith unto salvation.' (1 Pet. 1: 3-6) But perseverance is absolutely necessary to the complete saving of the soul…. He that goeth to sea with a purpose to arrive at Spain, cannot arrive there if he be drowned by the way; wherefore perseverance is absolutely necessary to the saving of the soul.