TO JAMES: IT WOULD SEEM THAT MANY THINGS IN THE WORLD ARE EITHER UPSIDE DOWN OR BACKWARDS WHEN WE ARE CALLED TO LOVE ONE ANOTHER AND STILL WE FIND SO MUCH HATE, WHEREBY WE HEAR CONTINUOUSLY IN THE NEWS OF ONE AFTER ANOTHER SLAYINGS AND MURDERS ALIKE OF VARIOUS ETHNICITIES WHETHER THEY ARE JEWS OR GENTILES, BLACK OR WHITE, MUSLIM OR CHRISTIAN THIS DOES NOT MATTER WHEN THE CONDITION OF MANY HEARTS ARE THAT OF HATRED. IT SADDENS US TO HEAR OF ANY LOSS OF LIFE WHEN WE KNOW THAT OUR LORD CAME TO GIVE LIFE AND NOT TO TAKE IT! WHAT CAN WE DO? WE SHALL LOOK TO JESUS AND AWAIT HIS RETURN AS WE KNOW HE IS COMING SOON!
“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written, for thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.” Romans 8:35-37
“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.” Isaiah 41:10