In Luke 18:8 Jesus asks this question, “….when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on the earth?” Why is faith so important to God? Hebrews 11:6 gives us the answer. “Without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.” In order to please God we not only need to believe that He is who He says He is, but also trust in His promise to reward our faithfulness. …
Each of us sin and fail the Lord daily. But we serve a loving and merciful God, who offers us His never ending forgiveness and reconciliation. For when we come to Him in confession and repentance, God washes away the filth in our hearts. Cleansing us with His loving grace, God removes our sins as far as the east is from the west. (Ps. 103:12) And He promises that when we truly seek God and His will, He will renew in us an unmovable and unshakable spirit dedicated to Him.
Relatives of more than 300 girls abducted by gunmen from their boarding school in northwest Nigeria endured an agonizing wait for news amid rumors that they had been released, while security forces continued their search on Sunday. An armed gang kidnapped 317 girls from the Government Girls Science Secondary School in the town of Jangebe, in Zamfara state, at around 1 a.m. on Friday. The West African nation has seen several such attacks and kidnappings over the years. Read more about the abductions here.
Senator Rick Scott Calls Democrats Hypocrites
At the Conservative Political Conference, Senator Rick Scott called democrats as hypocrites for allowing people to gather to protest, but pushing for church closings. After describing Democrats as an “absolute mortal threat to our freedom, to our prosperity, to our way of life, to our families and the future of the United States of America,” he told the audience that “they want to take away your freedom of speech (and) they want to take away your religious liberty.” Read more about his speech here.
Good Samaritan Returns Found Wallet
A Florida teacher says a Good Samaritan went the extra mile after finding her lost wallet. Debra Crosby’s doorbell camera recorded a man at the door of her home on Saturday. In the video, the stranger tells her that he found her lost wallet. He then leaves it in a safe place outside her door. Cosby is quoted as saying, “I’m thinking wow this is super. He didn’t leave his name. He didn’t do it or the fame or fortune,” she said. “He did it, I guess, for the right reason. It made me feel like what I’ve known all along that 99% of people are great, even though sometimes we focus on that 1% that do the wrong thing.” The man’s identity is unknown. Read more this hero here.