The continued downfall of our society took a further lurch downwards in recent days with the legalisation of same sex marriage in the US. Now, I could sit here and type out a whole pile of scripture verses as to why I believe that God planned a marriage to be one man and one woman, and in turn, for each child to have one Mum and one Dad, but I would say that most that read my blogs know all of the verses I would put down.
As the title says…. there is so much hatred in the world .. and yet it is COVERED by so much love !! Even if some don’t always treat those that disagree with our beliefs as best we could, our Heavenly Father’s love ENDURES !! We are called to LOVE our neighbour.. to LOVE all.. it doesn’t mean we have to agree with every choice they make. He said, “As I have loved you, love one another.”
I read a fantastic comment buried amongst many nasty one, that hit the proverbial nail on the head yesturday. It went something like this…..
“No Supreme Court decision can put Jesus back in the tomb, undo anything that He has done for us, or touch anything He has in store for us in the future.”
Another great quote doing the rounds on social media is the following…
“Yes, I am Christian. I believe the Bible. I do not support homosexuality or ‘homosexual marriage.’ Yes, I still love you. Yes, we are still friends. No, I am not judging you. No, I am not condemning you to hell. No, I will not let anyone bully you. But realise that name-calling and stereotyping those of us who stand for what we believe is exactly what you don’t want done to you. We have a right to speak what we believe, same as you have a right to speak what you believe. “
While I stand by every word of that, it’s still a tough one as I’d kinda prefer to not have the same-sex issues splashed all over every newspaper, magazine, in every news broadcast, added to every sitcom storyline etc etc. While I do find it frustrating to have to explain these things to my children, I do realise that it’s far better that I do have these conversations with them, then them being out in the world and being negatively effected by it where they don’t have the safety & security of our Godly parental advice on the subject.
While we do have many many scripture references to show us that this is all part of what needs to happen before Jesus will return, reality is still tough. Having these scriptures is certainly reassuring though. Seriously, every night in my prayer time I will say something like this “Thank you so much for Your presence, Your Word and all that I can learn from it….. coz I sure as heck don’t know how I’d be surviving without it. ” (Yes, I say ‘sure as heck’ LOL)
I’d really love to encourage you to dive into The Word as often as you can…. and as my 17yr old niece would say… “GET KEEN FOR IT !!”
Blessings Peeps !! xox