Monday, March 21, 2011

We Are United Under One Heaven

Stories beach...my childhood playground
wishing life was simpler...
My head is full of random thoughts. In fact I was feeling so powerless I was going to post a funny video to make light of how I was feeling, but then realized I need to praise Him in the valleys, not just on the mountain tops. The news of what is happening in Japan, the ante being upped in Libya today by the US, then Haitian elections I feel so powerless. Thankful at least the elections are over and seemingly democratic. I am also thankful for a God that knows all and knows the inner most corruption in countries all over the world, and that He appoints leaders.

The wave, the earthquake, the leader that brought the people to the ground, in the bible there are similar accounts of roaring seas, leaders that had no conscience when it came to their people, and the shaking and trembling of the land. We need to continue to understand the power of prayer..If my people who are called by my name...2nd Chronicles 7 v 14.

Please continue to pray for nations around the world that daily fight and struggle for the necessities of life, like water, food, clothing and shelter.
Allow yourself this week time to think of all that we have, and thank Him for each and every blessing. Praise Him for allowing each of us to be hearts that are connected to others, to be intercessors.

Recently in our news, we had a 4.4 earthquake http://www.globaltvbc.com/world/Small+earthquake+rattles+Vancouver+Island/4473872/story.html

and as testing is done in the air to protect our coasts from radiation fall out from the Japans crisis, close monitoring and intentional watching our shorelines; it seems it could take years to discover exactly what the effects will be. We too need to live each day not fretting about the what ifs, but looking for opportunities to do.

I know when I feel powerless to understand the complexities of situations, (some days I have to look at maps, just so I am not so ignorant as to the whereabouts of these world events) I need to listen to my well informed husband and ask questions why, for how long, when did this start, what does it mean for the people. I think it may be high time for me to start being more informed, although the sadness of world news, usually changes my mind. I desire to learn more, so that I can pray more effectively. We are all under one heaven, one sky, one moon. Thanks to a friend for her beautiful shot of "our moon" bold, beautiful and not to be seen like this again for decades.
Photo by M Harris Courtenay BC
Dear Lord, I pray for your children, united under one heaven with me, not even a small speck on this planet, gazing out at a moon, and asking for you to burden me with the needs near and far. Amen
Nehemiah 9 v 6
You alone are the LORD. You made the heavens, even the highest heavens, and all their starry host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them. You give life to everything, and the multitudes of heaven worship you.

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