Saturday, December 29, 2012

Landing in Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Last night a friend of mine on Facebook posted this video of the landing (of a jet) into the main airport at Tegucigalpa. We have done this twice. You literally come in over the mountains and have a short runway to hit. It is quite the trip! Here also is a view from the ground of the descent.
Looking forward to going back in 2013!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Making Sense of it All.....

It really does not make sense. I cannot explain nor begin to understand why someone would walk into a school and just shoot innocent children. Our age of innocence is long gone. Each day we wake to a new horror it seems. I have heard several people ask "Where is God'? Why would God allow this to happen"? I am not a theologian but I know the answer lies with the fact that God is Love. We talked about this today in church. God loved us before we even were. God's very nature is to love us to our inner core. We were made to love him back and to live in harmony with him. However he also gave us the choice of free will. God did not want companions who were just robots that had no choice but to love him. He gave us the power of choice. The choice to love or not to love. Of course He knew what was going to happen and when we had the choice we began to sin. From the moment that Eve listened to Satan and ate the fruit our fates were sealed. We began to give into our selfish desires. Sadly this has brought us to the point where we are today. God does offer us a solution through His Son. John 3:16 is the truth in a nutshell. "For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son that who so ever believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life". God, in His love, freely gave His Son to redeem us. Bottom line!  Do not doubt for one minute that God did not shed a tear over the Sandy Hook. He wept more than any of us. This is not what he wanted or wished to happen. He could control and stop the evil but then we lose our free will. When we lose our free will then we lose the ability to love. However; he does offer the comfort of the Holy Spirit. I am sure as the days and weeks go by many loving Christians will be reaching out to this community to show the love of Christ. When this happens then we will know where God is. I know that God can take any situation and use it for His Glory. As trite as it may seem and as hard as it may be to believe or understand in the long run God will use this tragedy for a greater good. God Bless as we keep Sandy Hook in our prayers.