The View Through Your Grid
By: Jim Alseth
The events at Virginia Tech have impacted the whole continent, but certainly none so deeply as those directly involved. It has been well said that we must have the correct grid to interpret these events (and those of recent years) or we will flounder.Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord,
Is there such a grid? Is there any way to make sense of these tragedies? Because, when they occur they seem so senseless. I believe there is. There is a correct way to interpret them, one that brings great hope, as strange as it may sound. This grid will not make trouble go away, and to embrace it will require great courage, but it is a perspective that can make the difference between overcoming and being overcome.
Two sages I highly respect have illustrated this much better than I ever could. Just this week I happened to stumble upon John Eldredge`s Epic, an audio recording depicting the human story from Adam to the present time. It is a lens, a very biblical lens, through which we can make sense of the events of our time.
The other is Rick Joyner, whom God always seems to gift with a timely, practical, prophetic word to help understand major events. Just use this link to his Special Bulletin (click "A Dragonfly").
I leave you with these words of comfort and hope, penned by a very wise king about three thousand years ago:
O Lord, hear my voice.
Let your ears be attentive
to my cry for mercy.
If you, O Lord, kept a record of sins,
O Lord, who could stand?
But with you there is forgiveness;
therefore you are feared.
I wait for the Lord, my soul waits,
and in his word I put my hope.
My soul waits for the Lord
more than watchmen wait for the morning,
more than watchmen wait for the morning.
O Israel, put your hope in the Lord,
for with the Lord is unfailing love
and with him is full redemption.
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted
and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
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