Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Their Greatest Need

Do you remember what happened in Cambodia back in November 2010? Sara and I do. We watched a number of news videos and even spoke with family there in Phnom Penh trying to figure out exactly what caused so many to die there on that bridge. Still no one has been held responsible for the terrible event.

In our world, death is often “caused” by what someone did, or did not do. But in fact DEATH entered into this world because of sin, and now every one of us must face it.

This morning my mind was taken back to that tragedy in Cambodia. Many lost their loved ones that day. Not just temporarily, but eternally lost. We as Americans can remember the grief and frustration over the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center, when so many lives were taken in such a short period of time.

As God’s children we have been made aware of eternity, and we should live our lives always conscious of eternity. May the Lord help us and teach us.

The Lord reminded me of Solomon’s message in Ecclesiastes 7:

 It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting: for that is the end of all men; and the living will lay it to his heart. 

 Sorrow is better than laughter: for by the sadness of the countenance the heart is made better.

I pray that this short video will help us all to better realize the need of the Cambodian people. It is the greatest need of every nation, every people group. It is not the need of a better government, more money, better housing, better health care, or a better education. Their one great need is a Savior.

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