Saturday, April 07, 2007

Unfinished Business - Apr 7

Below is a cool pic from Jerusalem Post on the Easter festivities in the Holy Land.

Today being Saturday on the holiest weekend of the year, I thought to myself, 'What title would be appropiate for today?'. Christ's Passion took place on the Friday (although there are many Bible scholars who dispute the actual day of the week that this took place) and His resurrection is celebrated on the Sunday. So what about the Saturday when the crucifiction was finished and Jesus still lay in the tomb? And there's were it hit me: Unfinished business. Well, Jesus did come out of His tomb to show His victory over death and sin. Thank God! However, Christ's work is still unfinished. When He comes in glory to put the final nail in the coffin of this sinful age is when He will truly be able to say, 'It is finished!'.

I've been reading up on the fallout of the release of those British sailors and I gotta tell ya, it isn't pretty. Back in January of this year there was a raid in Irbil, Iraq on the Iranian consulate that the Americans executed in trying to capture Iranian Revolutionary Guards Gen. Minojahar Firouzandeh. Although the officer eluded capture after some Kurds tipped him off, six others were taken into custody and one diplomat was promptly released. In other words, this was a 'tit for tat' measure. You should also read Alan Caruba's article submitted by Brigitte Gabriel at Jihadi du Jour for insight as well.

Wars and Rumors of Wars Dep't: Last summer's war that the Israelis waged against Hezbollah has left a sour taste in everybody's mouth. When I was blogging on the war I said that leaving Hezbollah half-finished simply set the table for a future and much larger conflict. It now appears that everybody is getting into the act including Syria, Iran, and even Libya. In a way, this is exciting news for those who are intimately acquainted with Bible prophecy. In Ezekiel 38 and 39 we are foretold of a future battle in which God would intervene directly in the affairs of men on behalf of the nation of Israel. That reality is now much closer than it appears. In the meantime, continued prayer for Israel and the ME is a must.

When Jesus said 'Blessed are they that mourn for they shall be comforted', I'm quite sure that He wasn't referring to those crybaby leftists who blame America for all the world's ills. Here's a Biblical lesson on freedom from Ann Coulter, Bill O'Reilly on Rosie O'Donell's antics and a sobering report on the ugly reality in Iraq four years later.

I didn't realize this but its been 25 years since the Brits kicked ass in the Falklands. From the Beeb comes a cool picture gallery of that conflict a quarter of a century ago.

I always enjoy closing a post on a positive note. Read about Mahabir who started a mission in Goa, India with his mother. This missionary has sacrificed much, including being disowned by his father and being banned from his home village of Karnataka, India. God is good and He will take care of Mahabir and his mum. Praise His name!

Break out the salami and cheese cause the Toronto Raptors have captured their very first Atlantic Division title. Let's hope Chris Bosh and the boys go far and add some much needed excitement to the Toronto sports scene. Perhaps an extended playoff run by the Raptors will dull the disappointment of another underwhelming year from the Leafs.


Johnny Cash

1 comment:

strings said...

Like the back when I have more time.