The ugliest thing in this world is evil. Its snarl, when it looks at you, raises the hairs on the back of your neck. Its smell is more repugnant than a garbage dump full of raw meat on a hot and humid day. It is colder than the high ridge between Dome Argus and Dome Fuji in the East Antarctic Plateau.
As I drive to work in the morning, I pray for my great nieces and nephews heading to school. The only fear I had in school was a tornado siren going off in the middle of the day. There have been so many news reports of school shootings that I have to lift my great nieces and nephews up in prayer each day. Not only do I pray that they are safe, but I especially pray that anyone who is attempting to shoot up a school will have their plans thwarted. My mind knows that evil has no bounds so I extend the prayer to my family and friends in their workplaces.
Evil has kicked God out of our schools and public spaces and evil has crept into our deepest interior places, the heart.
So many people scream about gun control. However, I believe that prayer is the antidote to eradicate evil in the world. God sees the bigger picture and he sees the evil hearts of his creation. I humbly ask my followers of this blog, who are all around the world, to pray each morning for the safety of children in school, as well as family and friends in the workplace. Pray that all evil intent will be thwarted. I know God answers prayers. Read this short article from the Washington Post that proves evil can be held at bay.
I think it would be awesome to be one of many who are in continuous prayer for those we love to remain safe throughout the day as well as for those who have evil in their heart that their heart can be changed. With God, anything is possible.
Evil is the ugliest thing in the world, but God is bigger. God is so much bigger. God, please save your people.
1 Thessalonians 5:17 pray without ceasing