Wednesday, April 18, 2007

The Question Mark Kid

From the Orlando Sentinel ........ "During introductions on the first day of class last year, Cho Seung-Hui sat sullenly in the back of the room and refused to speak. On the sign-in sheet, he had put only a question mark for his name."

On Sunday, we focused on attention on Words. Little did I realize that our message from James about the words we use that can turn lives around would strike so pointedly this week. In the message, I referred to Eric Harris and Dillon Clebold, in an illustration about Frank Perretti's experiences as a "monster." It is true that our words are powerful. You can listen to Sunday's message here.

I don't want to re-preach my message, but who, in our lives is living a "question mark existence?" Who needs a exclamation of God's love. That they mean something to someone period. How did Cho get this far without someone who has God's love in their hearts sharing Jesus with him?

Maybe he had been shown God's love and rejected it; in all honesty I don't know. But this one thing I know. Monday's massacre is just an illustration of the meaningless existence that humanism has loaded on our backs. Jesus Christ's death on the cross gives us hope of eternal life. If you do not have Jesus in your life, then pray to God and invite Jesus into your life today.

Do not wait, pray this prayer with me. "Dear God, I know that I am a sinner, I know that Jesus died on the cross to take away my sins. I place my faith and trust in Jesus Christ as my personal Savior."

Now, if you prayed to accept Jesus, please let me know by adding a comment to this page. I will happily contact you and talk to you about God's answers to your question marks.