Whoever believes in the Son of God has this testimony within himself. Whoever does not believe God has made him a liar by not believing the testimony God has given about His Son. 1 John 5:10
So what in the world does this mean? Well, it means those that deny Jesus, deny life. Those that deny Jesus do not have life. Us believers can take comfort in knowing we have the opportunity for eternal life with Him when our time on Earth is done.
Doesn't it seem unfair when we see non-believers, or recurrent sinners, have all the luck? Nothing bad happens to them. I know you have seen accidents where the drunk driver kills mother and children and then he lives? Well, I know that God has a plan, and I know that everything happens for a reason, it's just not so nice when it happens. I'm thinking that drunk driver lives so that he/she may live with the anguish of taking innocent human life (that is if they realize what they've done). That person, who otherwise may have gone to Hell for whatever reason, or may have spent quite a bit of time in Purgatory, has the opportunity at this point to redeem himself. This person, who took innocent lives, has the chance to make his life right.
Maybe this person will go on to talk to others about their drunk driving problem and save lives where they might not otherwise have been saved. Maybe this person is an EMT, or a doctor, and will go on to physically save lives with a passion like he's never had before.
God wants ALL of us to have every opportunity to be with Him in eternal life. He wants us to have as many opportunities as possible to get closer to Him so we may be saved from death.
Yup, it really stinks when innocent people, especially when it's children, have to get hurt in order for good to happen. I don't think God makes bad happen, He just can't, or doesn't, stop it all the time. And just because these bad things happen, doesn't mean that we lose our faith. It doesn't mean we turn our back on him because he let this horrible thing happen. We must always believe in Him and the coming of His Son. He is was gives us eternal life in Heaven. Knowing that we will have that should give us comfort in those trying times of disbelief.
Lord, keep my heart open to your love AT ALL TIMES!
Speaking the Truth
We don’t like to speak the truth about evil because we’re going to hurt somebody. Let me tell you, you are going to hurt somebody, but that Somebody is God. If you would rather hurt God than your neighbor, there is something wrong with your spirituality. It’s your obligation to speak the truth and everyone can either take it or leave it. But truth must be in us. We live in such poverty of the truth today.
- Mother Angelica
- Mother Angelica