There was guy that we had met that everything he said regarding God was quoting CS Lewis only. The guy was a pastor and his whole life and sermons centered around C. S. Lewis. Of course the church has trouble retaining people and has been thru so many issues barely hanging on for life. But this pastor can not see his way around C. S Lewis to see God for who He is. God’s Word trumps C.S. Lewis every time.
The love of God is greater far
Than tongue or pen can ever tell;
It goes beyond the highest star,
And reaches to the lowest hell;
The guilty pair, bowed down with care,
God gave His Son to win;
His erring child He reconciled,
And pardoned from his sin.
O love of God, how rich and pure!
How measureless and strong!
It shall forevermore endure
The saints’ and angels’ song.
When years of time shall pass away,
And earthly thrones and kingdoms fall,
When men, who here refuse to pray,
On rocks and hills and mountains call,
God’s love so sure, shall still endure,
All measureless and strong;
Redeeming grace to Adam’s race—
The saints’ and angels’ song.
Could we with ink the ocean fill,
And were the skies of parchment made,
Were every stalk on earth a quill,
And every man a scribe by trade,
To write the love of God above,
Would drain the ocean dry.
Nor could the scroll contain the whole,
Though stretched from sky to sky.
I just have to share this picture that someone else took that is amazing.
I think of how far our country has strayed from what we were originally and how things were black and white. Then the gray kept creeping in and we lost sight of white and black aka right and wrong and we looked the other way on right and wrong and allowed wrong to be maybe okay and then it became acceptable because we turned our heads and did not want to stand up for right or wrong and we allowed gray to become the new norm. Now we have gotten so confused about what is black or white – right or wrong and we have become one messed up nation that used to One Nation Under God and now we are a nation that does not know God all because of gray.
It is sad that some have used the church as a business or they are only in the church because it means a pay check. There are plenty out there that simply preach on Sunday and collect a check but in their hearts they do not even know God. Church has become a business. People have made the Gospel of Christ a business. And it has become a big business. Pastors have become more worried about their income than their relationship with Jesus Christ. God has been put on the back burner in the name of building the big church.
Life gets so busy at times we moved to Knoxville and settling in took some time. We have been busy with our lives working and we have even managed to spend time in the mountains more now than ever taking pictures. We have realized how much more time we have to enjoy life now that we have moved in to Knoxville.
For a while in Oak Ridge we opened our home in the morning for prayer meeting. We fully believe in prayer but we realized that the man that was coming to our home for this was actually evil and using it as a means of destruction and control of people. Prayer is a great means to communicate with God but there are people that use corporate prayer as a means of being destructive. We are too watch and pray and stay in the Word of God and when we do God shows us evil for what it is.