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Reality: Stranger Than Fiction

Through the Looking GlassGerman poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe said that…

“Few people have the imagination for reality.”

It’s said that the truth is often stranger than fiction. Admittedly, reality is pretty strange for most of us right now.

We experience the problems in our economy…

We see the turmoil in the Middle East…

We feel for the people experiencing devastation and loss through tragedy and natural disasters…

Danish philosopher Soren Kierkegaard viewed it this way:

“Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.”

And although it may seem like a little TOO MUCH experience for some, all of this should come as no surprise. After all, Jesus tells us that…

“In the world, you WILL have trouble.”

But then comes the catch:

“TAKE HEART! I have overcome the world!”

While the world gives us trouble, Jesus promises us peace. And THAT is the reality we can all experience… just by asking.

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For Oklahoma

Oklahoma
About this image: Taken in Moore, Oklahoma in the aftermath of the tornado.
Originally posted online by the Salvation Army.

       There are no words that adequately describe what our friends in Oklahoma are going through right now. The people of Moore and Oklahoma City are our relatives, friends, neighbors, and fellow Americans. As we observe from afar the devastation on newscasts and internet sites, our hearts are broken for the families who have lost loved-ones, as well as those who have lost all of their earthly possessions.

For the next 24 hours (through 12:00 noon on May 23, 2013), we at Abba’s House and Ron Phillips Ministries are asking our friends to help make a difference in the lives of those in Oklahoma. We know from experience how much every dollar means in times like this, and how important it is for action to be swift and decisive. Through the boots-on-the-ground assistance of The Southern Baptist Convention, as well as much needed supply lines set up by Operation Compassion, Abba’s House is raising money for these two humanitarian organizations to help ease the suffering of those affected by this tragedy.

Now is the time for all of us to step up and do something above and beyond – showing the love of Jesus in a real and tangible way to those who are frightened, hungry, tired, and hurting.

Jesus said, “Inasmuch as you’ve done it unto the least of these, you’ve done it unto Me”.

Jesus is calling… Won’t you answer?

Won’t you help us make a difference for the people of Oklahoma?

To make your donation now, click here.  (Be sure to enter your donation amount on the line titled Disaster Relief)

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also abounds through Christ. ~ II Corinthians 1:3-5