Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Zion for others

Then shall the king say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was an hungered, and ye gave me meat; I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink; I was a stranger, and ye took me in; naked, and ye clothed me; I was sick, and ye visited me; I was in prison, and ye came unto me. Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungered, and fed thee; or thirsty, and gave thee drink? When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in; or naked, and clothed thee? Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? 41 And the king shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me' Matthew 25:35-41

Chris and I read this passage of scripture in our devotions this morning as we are going through the New Testament together (we started the reading in Matthew the day we got married and have been pretty diligent in reading every morning,I hope we continue to keep it up!).It is always fascinating to me how with God their is no coincidences and how after reading that in the scriptures today and then coming across this website http://www.hopechest.org/sex_cafe-in-moldova/
which is insight-fully and yet horrible at the same time.To think that these poor innocent girls are sold into such a horrible lifestyle and against their will! To think that all of this is done in the name of greed and lust.It is disgusting and it is all to real.

With reading that article and watching 'Blood Diamonds' last night it makes you realize how much wickedness their really is in the world,something that at times I can almost block out because I have been so blessed and have seen a lot of good.And when you read such things it makes me want to do something to make it better and while I can send money,heighten the awareness,etc, I know that the greatest thing I can do in my life is to seek to bring Zion and to work towards establishing it here on this earth because only then will the greed,corruption and great wickedness stop.Only when we are living by the Celestial laws will things be as they should,as God created and only then will the tears of sorrow cease and will be replaced by joy.

So as I ponder what has been laid on my heart today I realize that their is a whole world dying for the light of what I so selfishly hide and that not for myself should I seek Zion but for others,for the young girls who have their innocence stripped from them,for the children who know nothing but hate and war and for a world that turns a blind eye to these things and does little to change them.

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