Dear Church Members and Friends,
Today I am sharing about a man that made a difference. However, he was not an American, that I almost always write about. The worst years of the young life of our great country, in my opinion, was the civil war. I don’t have any criticism of either side, but it was a bloody time in our history. The real cause and reason is sometimes debated; my personal view is that it was all over slavery, and I don’t care to argue about it, so, don’t bother to respond with your view. One of the most difficult parts for me to understand is the need for such loss of life. When early history proves it could have been avoided, maybe. I have family that fought on both sides, both believing they were right.
The man I want you to think about for a moment is William Wilberforce (August 24, 1759-July 29, 1833). He was one of the main persons behind the movement in England to abolish slavery. He became a Member of Parliament for Yorkshire (1784-1812). Wilberforce was an Evangelical Christian (1785). He died just three days after his goal was accomplished. Something to think about at this point, God has a purpose for all of us, and when He is through, we no longer need to be here but in heaven. There is so much to learn from this man but no time now. You should read about him, and try to get to know him better. There is a movie you may have seen, “Amazing Grace”, however, you must always remember Hollywood has their view, and then there is the truth.
We today may need to be reminded what The Declaration of Independence says, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” That also applies to the unborn person!!!
Well, my point today: We can each make a difference, Jude 22 “And of some have compassion, making a difference; 23 And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire, hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.”
My hope, my prayer is that we will see one another as God sees us.
By the way, Sunday I will finish what I started last Sunday. This week there will be seven important word: Scripture, Sacrifice, Spirit, Saints, Salvation, Savior, and Sovereign. I hope to see you here.