Thursday, March 23, 2006

The love of God at work

Brian Fraley quotes from the statement released by Christian Peacemaker Teams on the rescue by Coalition forces of three of their colleagues held hostage in Baghdad. One part struck me. Writing about the three rescued men, CPT says:

They knew that their only protection was in the power of the love of God and of their Iraqi and international co-workers.

Yes, and sometimes God sends the Marines.

2 comments:

elliot said...

Amen and semper fi.

publius said...

I'm going to parapharase a story I heard on TV once (I don't remember it exactly):

A town was flooding and everyone was starting to evacuate. One man refused to leave his home. A couple of men knocked on his door and told him the water was rising and he should ride with them to safety. The man responded, "I trust God to protect me and save me." The men left.

A few hours later, the water was rising ever higher. A couple of men were in a boat and came by the first man's house and told him to jump in the boat and ride to safety. He responded, "I trust God to protect me and save me." The men in the boat left.

Yet a few more hours later, as the man in the house was now on his roof trying to stay above the rising waters, a helicopter swooped in a man came down and told the man to grab on and the helicopter would take him to safety. He responded, "I trust God to protect me and save me." The helicopter flew away.

Several hours later the man drowned. When he arrived in Heaven, he asked God why He hadn't saved him from the flood, and God responded, "I sent you a truck, a boat and a helicopter yet you didn't recognize the help and stayed behind."