Heal. That's the word for this week's 5 Minute Friday. Want to know what's interesting? That word was in a scripture I read today. It's one of my favorite scriptures really.
"If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and HEAL their land." ~2 Chronicles 7:14
Heal their land.
Have you ever thought about what that would be like? We always focus on the fact that God promises forgiveness of sin, but do we forget the magnitude of the other promise?
To have God who created this earth, HEAL the damage that man has done over the thousands of years we've been caretakers? Only He is able to do it, you know.
HEAL the oceans.
HEAL the freshwater bodies...the lakes, rivers, creeks.
HEAL the grasslands.
HEAL the forests.
HEAL the atmosphere.
Could you imagine the beauty that would unfold? (read Isaiah 35 for an idea) The crops that would abound? The animal kingdom that would be saved? The prosperity man could experience?
And all it takes is for mankind to turn to God, his Creator. His Father. To turn to God. To confess our sins before His face. To repent fully for our sins. To move forward in obedience.
Yet man refuses.
And so the world continues to be sick.
I am so thankful I know the hope of a better tomorrow...
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Well, it's the weekend again. I hope you and yours have a blessed weekend. I have some odd ball posts to share over the course of the next few days. A recipe I have been promising for awhile, and a list of book reviews to knock out. Not to mention, I need to get my "official" list of the curriculum we are going to be using this year typed up to share. Busy busy.