He executes justice for the oppressed and gives food to the hungry. The LORD sets prisoners free, the LORD gives sight to the blind, he lifts up those who are bowed down, the LORD loves those who live justly. The LORD watches over the immigrant and sustains the fatherless and the widow, but he frustrates the ways of the wicked. -Psalm 146:7-9

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Depravity

On Tuesday, I have the privilege ( and I really do mean privilege.. I am blown away and humbled that God would use me to share anything about Him, I am so not worthy) of teaching bible study to 1st and 2nd graders during our after-school program. They are the most silliest and grown little girls I have met. LOL! I love them. Yesterday, our discussion was on the character of God.

God is Omniscient(all knowing) & Omnipotent.(all-powerful)
-Psalm 139:2-6
-Isaiah 40:13-14
-Rev. 22:13

These girls sat there and chewed the scriptures up. They were amazed that God knew so much about them(us) and still loves us so. These words were comforting to them and myself as well. Comforting words that the LORD knew they needed to hear in order to be prepared with what would happen later. After our ministry van picked up area kids from their schools, a teacher was shot multiple times by her ex boyfriend. Shot...in front of a couple of our kids( and many others on the scene) who were left behind at school to work safety patrol.

I sat and cried thinking about our kids and their environment the first word that came to my mind was depravity. Its a beast. Only someone who is lost would go to a school and open fire around young babies.


I begin to counsel and pray with a couple of girls who saw it all. They were devastated. Oh how my heart breaks for these kids. Who goes to school and expects this to happen, let alone witness it?? We prayed for the victims family, we talked about God being all knowing, and mighty to save the shooter. One of the girls even prayed that the ex boyfriend would come to know the LORD and stop doing such foolish things and one day share Jesus with his friends.

Our kids hurt, they are learning what it means to trust God and know He is in control but they hurt. I am thankful for Gods Sovereignty in the lessons that were taught yesterday, it gave is ways to comfort confused hearts. They teacher is at a local hospital and we just heard she will make.

Psalm 102:25-27 says, In the beginning you laid the foundations of the earth,and the heavens are the work of your hands. They will perish, but you remain; they will all wear out like a garment.Like clothing you will change them and they will be discarded. But you remain the same,and your years will never end.

Some learned yesterday and some were reminded that God will put an end to such things, such cruel acts will perish right along with the rest of the creation; yet,God will still be there. He is here, NEVER changing always known for His goodness for years and generations to come. May the Lords words always comfort the hearts our these little ones.