I am troubled by what is happening in the world, our country, the state I live in, and my immediate community. Piece by piece mankind is trying to kill itself off either by damages to the Earth or by violence to each other – wars and senseless killings. All religions have a creed of peace, love, and a fealty to a supreme power, and yet all religions support war and for the most part avoid speaking against the senseless killing.
We are led by God’s Wisdom; we are delivered by His Grace. I know better than a lot of people how difficult it is to obey God’s Word. Then I look at the world around me and see God’s beauty laid out before me in unimaginable splendor. This is when I open myself completely to feel the presence of God in my heart. The ancient philosophers taught that God desires us to live in our hearts, where He is. How easy to accept!
Our relationship with God is indestructible, renewing in us the infinite promise of the return of the Christ. God is everywhere for us if we are open and aware. He guards us in our times of trial, His voice comforts.
Russell Kendall Carter