Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Turn Off The Stereo

How many of us look at the certain way some one dresses, talks, walks or their race, family, religion and judge? Before you say, "no definitely not me" think about all those times you assumed negatively about someone. What did you base that assumption on? Your eyes. It had to be your eyes because you don't truly know that person. Know one truly knows anyone like God knows us and yet He loves us despite it all. He sees us all as His children and desires for all of us to be with Him. Does God look at someone and say, "He is a thug so that means He has no hope and therefore I won't bless him." No, Thank Him that he doesn't! Does He look at people who come over to America from other countries and say, Go back where you came from you don't belong to blessed America? No way! He loves the whole world! He sees people sins in other countries the same way He sees the sins of people in America. He sees His children fallen away from Him. He sees His children that He sent His perfect son to die for. He sees the ones He desires to bless, and help and teach. The time we spend judging because of someone's differences, the time we spend arguing because of someone's politics, we could be leading them to Christ. No one knows when Jesus will come back. Wouldn't it be better to lead immigrants to Christ, then shake your head and complain about them being in America? Wouldn't it be better to save someone who feels like life is hopeless then tell them that they ought to be ashamed for being a democrat, or republican or whatever?

How many are your works, O Lord! In wisdom you have made them all; the earth is full of your creatures (Psalm 104:24)

Therefore as by the offence of one judgement came upon all men(mankind) to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of One (Jesus) the free gift came upon all men to justification of life. Romans 5:18

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is your email not longer working? I've been trying without success to contact you about an article.

-S.

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Sheryl said...

I have also been trying to contact you about an article and photo. I keep getting my messages returned.

Dave said...

I guess you should add me to this list as well. I've attempted to email my article to you on two occasions today, and both emails have been returned as "undeliverable." Should I send it to you at a different address?

Telika said...

My e-mail is fine. I try to get my e-mails cleared out as quick as possible so that it won't get full but I think you guys were trying to catch me on the day that I was sick. Feel free to e-mail me again for information on the opportunity. Thanks

Albertadude said...

This is an interesting topic and something I badly struggle with for sure!!

Here in Calgary, my church is about 50 percent White and 50 percent Black...albiet a small congregation to be sure..

Now the interesting thing is that one of the older Black Gentleman, who is a close friend to me, is very very conservative, particularly in issues of Multiculturism and Abortion...

I was surprised one day when he said to me a few years ago that he felt it was a great error for Canada to let in peoples with foreign belief systems such as Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs et al...Now I want to impress strongly that this Dear Brother in Christ is not the least racist and that is not where he is coming from......

He felt strongly that we should have retained more strongly our Christian Heritage here in Canada and I fully understand that and am myself somewhat sympathetic to him......thankfully, God All mighty can bring good out of evil attempts of men....ie Social Engineers here in Canada...

I said to my friend that perhaps another way of looking at this immigration of foriegn and pagan ideals was for us too have a mission right on our doorsteps!!

Indeed, if you go to NE Calgary (our immigrant area of East Indians, Caribeans, Pakistanis, Phillipinos, Chinese etc etc) and attend a Church in that area, it is packed with immigrants!!! Wow....I remember years ago going to a Full Gospel Church and was blown away at the amount of East Indians there!! It was great!!!

So I guess the bottom line is that I can understand both pov's ............the funny thing is I said to my Brother that if I said such a thing as he, I would be labeled racist......we both chuckled at that and our warped values here in North America!!

Yes, Republican, Democrat, Right or Left are man made constructs but regardless of that, we must always seek the truth in all areas whether that be economics, social justice, international affairs and so on......I will not lie too you.....I am arch conservative probably in every area.......but I always must lay that on the alter of Christ's Truth and let him shape me.......

I do know one thing.....my anger is not healthy and being mad at all the evil in the world is only defeating me......I do not want to be this way.....

God Bless

Devon in Calgary

Telika said...

I will pray for you Devon. Thanks for visiting