Dear Greg, I just came from your Anton Bosch posting, then saw the headline and read this; I don't even know what to make of it all, so many thoughts scudding thru my soul, so i'll just reel them off in order of occurrence:
27,000....the number of nuclear weapons that lay latent and lethal. (my very first thought...well, my first was, "is this a joke or prank?")
then I thought of the "Gospel Fellowship" book.
then I realized how precious the Gift of Faith, child-like and simple REALLY IS....you cant cook it up, its not a "decision"...it would be akin to saying, "well, I DECIDE to take my next breath".
then I thought of the summer of 2012, which I spent reading and re-reading, over and over again the Fifteen Prophets...I was Led that Way...personal work....I think sometimes when people think of those dear men, the Fifteen, their first shallow thought is "fire and brimstone"....its not that, its deeper...its grief, its warning...imploring, and throughout human history, somethings never change, do they? some have ears, some don't.
then I thought, the "western world" is too at ease, they're(we're) gonna to get broken and crushed....for a time and a time and a half....but a soul so led, can hide in Messiah, and Messiah in him
then I thought of those poor souls in the phillipines, MANY of whom died in evacuation centers, because this hurricane was SO powerful...off the scale powerful, and have you ever seen footage, where people are imperiled in some disaster, tornado, earthquake, hurricane.....and you hear them cry out....and Who do they cry out to?
then back again to eternal gratitude for the Gift of Faith.
God bless you for those two items, much love in Jesus, neil