“Give us this day our daily bread” Matthew 6:11
“Do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” Matthew 6:34 NKJV
Now same verse from the message:
“Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the times comes.”
“Exhort one another DAILY, while it is called “Today,” lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin. Hebrews 3:13

We all have watched and heard the unfolding of the tragedy that has taken place at Virginia Tech. We are watching daily the loss of lives that happen almost daily in Iraq on behalf of our Nation and other Nations. Our communities are losing young men and women both in war zones and at home. Hebrews 3:15 says, “Today, please listen, don’t turn a deaf ear…”


First, we offer our thoughts and prayers for those that died and those that have been injured and their families and friends at Virginia Tech this week. Also, for the ones that die daily and the injuried in Iraq, and the other war zones that are raging in the world today.
We are seeing families and communities turn to the One that is there for them in the time of crises, God and His Church. We saw this after the tragedy of September 11, and we are once again seeing it. I am so reminded how our Nation has a President that is not just a figure head in the house of God but is a believer in Jesus Christ and His teachings. President Bush prays daily, attends church regularly and seeks answers for our Nation and the world. I understand that we do not at times or are not in total agreement with all his policies. That’s OK.
But, we know that shortly thereafter the tragedy of September 11, the houses of God were back to where they were before. The people were gone. Maybe some stayed faithful, I hope so.
I heard a young girl at Virginia Tech that just lost her best friend say that she did not have the skill to deal with grief. Where is the family, church, community on a daily basis in their teaching, preaching, praying? Are we as parents taking our children to church and participating in church with them? Teaching them daily at home the life, death and ressurrection of Jesus? Or, are sports, movies, and other activities taking the place of God’s community of believers? The church has just celebrated the life and death of Jesus as we gathered for Easter services. Did we fail there to understand this grief? Did or does the Bunny take His place in our lives?
I do not want you to think that I am not very sensitive to each and everyone that is suffering today with the loss of a family member or friend both at Virginia Tech and from the war, I am very concerned and lift my voice with the Church in prayers for all. I also lift my voice of great sorrow with the ones that have died without faith or of other faiths. May their families receive comfort, love and support.
My thoughts here are to us, The Church. What can we do differently that will keep the fire of Hope burning in the lives of the young and the aged? How can we help our young not to turn to party each and every week and forget about worship!
I repeat our scriptures here:
“Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the times comes.”
“Exhort one another DAILY, while it is called “Today,” lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin. Hebrews 3:13

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