The Generous Gift of Life | James 1:27 | Devotional
James 1:27 Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.
Six are dead; thirteen lay wounded. A senseless tragedy brought about by a deranged young man in Tucson, Arizona. The memorial services begin; the first one for a nine-year-old girl whose life was snuffed out by the killer’s abandon. We live in a confused and confusing world.
Believers do not have all the answers to the shock waves that rock our country or the storms that rock our lives. We live in a “polluted” culture, where children lose parents, parents lose children, and spouses walk away from the grave of their life-mate. Our job is not to explain why…we have a higher calling.
A relationship with the living God calls for us to do something. We are to “look after” those in the midst of shock waves and storms. We are to provide listening ears. We are to offer helping hands. We are to speak with voices of comfort. Our job is to convey the love of the Loving God.
Lord, today we will have the opportunity to speak truth and comfort. May we not be silent. In Jesus’ name. Amen.