Who Cares?

August 28, 2014


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SCRIPTURE

Take a look around and see—to the right, to the left—no one is there who cares for me.
There’s no way out of here; no one cares about the state of my soul.

~Psalm 142:4, The VOICE

QUOTE

God will mend a broken heart if you give Him all the pieces.

~Aesop

my two cents worth.

The human heart is more fragile than we want to admit. We may not weep in public but very few of us will escape this life without shedding some tears. I talked to a widow woman yesterday who is grieving the lost of her husband. She said, “I break down over the simplest things like a coffee cup that he use to drink from.” Remember Lacey Strum, she cried her self to sleep for 15 years and these were her childhood and adolescent years. Broken homes break children’s hearts. Only God knows how many children cry themselves to sleep due to the sins of their parents.

King David was one of the most successful people who has walked this earth. He was a multi-talented super-star who was loved and adored by thousands that is until his charming son Absalom stole the hearts of the people and turned them against David. The king would not even wear shoes as he fled for his life. He left the city walking barefoot, head down, weeping with every step. I wonder if he remembered the song he wrote in Psalm 56, “You have kept record of my days of wandering. You have stored my tears in your bottle and counted each of them.” It is no shame for a man to cry; even Jesus wept.

I don’t understand a lot of the Revelation but I do understand 7:17 and 21:4, “He will wipe all tears from their eyes, and there will be no more death, suffering, crying, or pain. These things of the past are gone forever.” These words don’t mean much to those who are at ease in Zion but to the broken-hearted they are words of hope. Jesus is our King, our Liberator, our Savior, and so much more: just don’t forget that He is also a healer and He is going to mend your broken heart. You can count on it.

I keep thinking of Winston Churchill’s quote: “When you are going through hell, keep going.” Don’t give up. Do like King David, keeping walking and say a prayer with each step. It is OK to weep while you walk but do not quit: Never, never, never quit!

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  • GREAT PICNIC…good crowd…plenty of food and outstanding desserts. Way to go ladies, you hit a grand slam. We want to thank Johnny Burnett for cooking and Zeb and Justin for helping. They did a great job.
  • Tomorrow [Friday] is full: Breakfast for football team at 7:00; Senior Adult Lunch at 11:30 [Fried Chicken and trimmings] and 5th Quarter after ball game. Ginger committed to working with us on the Senior Adult lunches last night and David told her she did not have to go back to work as long as she was involved in Ministry, not! Ginger has a good heart if she could just get some encouragement at home.
  • Looking ahead: no Deacons meeting Sunday. Donuts and Biscuits at 8:30, LCBS at 9:00 and worship at 10:15 with Joe David preaching.
  • A little bird told me some 3-4 years ago that it was coming [or he feared that it was coming] and it happened yesterday. The board of trustees of the IMB elected David Platt, a five point Calvinist, as President of the IMB. It makes absolutely no sense. His church has never supported the Cooperative Program nor Lottie Moon. I confronted them when we were in Richmond either 3-4 years ago next month. It was a surprise because sources had told me it had been taken care of but evidently they got bad information. Folks we need to pray. I cannot in good faith support the propagation of Calvinism. I am all for getting the true gospel to the world but I will not support the propagation of reform theology. Let them use their own money. It would also be nice if they would be honest about their intentions.
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One Response to “Who Cares?”

  1. Steve Says:

    Awesome blog brother Jack, the things you touched on are very awesome. keep up the good work God has called you to do.
    You are right but God can use even a Calvinist.

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