Friday, January 19, 2018

A Serious Thing

“It is a serious thing to attack the Lord’s anointed one, for the Lord Himself has chosen him.” 
1 Samuel 24:6

King Saul was searching for David with 3000 men in order to kill him. Even though Saul hunted him down day after day, he and his men could not find David. One day, Saul went into a cave to relieve himself. David was inside the dark cave with his men and it would have been so easy for David to take the King’s life but he did not. “It is a serious thing to attack the Lord’s anointed one,” David rebuked his men who were prodding him to take Saul’s life. 

What has happened today when men’s lives are so cheap? Crime is committed by young people, old people, against babies, against grandmothers. But it’s not just killing and big crimes we have to worry about. 

Before Luigi and I got married, our ninang (godmother) gave me advice. “Always see Luigi through God's eyes.” We are all beloved of God, sons and daughters of God. God loves each of us so much. Peter said to the Christians, “You are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation...” (1 Peter 2:9). We are a people set apart. “You did not choose me, but I choose you” (John 15:16). 

When we attack our brothers and sisters with words it is a serious thing. Words are weapons too, and we can destroy lives with words, especially today with social media. Young people commit suicide because they were targeted with cruelty. 

Let us choose our words well. Be kind, compassionate and generous with encouragement. We may not know it but somebody’s life may depend upon it. 

1 comment:

  1. Such good advice from your godmother and a wonderful reminder from you as well. Love your work!


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