He Will Swallow Up Death Forever

I worry.

Will we make our food budget stretch through the end of this week?

Will I get over this writer's block and be able to write more of my story?

Will Remy be okay after getting her first bump on her head?

Will the thunderstorm wake up my sleeping children?

Those are just a few of the concerns I've had recently. 

And then I read more stories over what is happening over Iraq and my heart aches. 

My worries are nothing but little tiny grains of sand compared to the way the devil is working in Iraq. 

The beheading, the raping, the hanging, the murder, the hostility and the disbelief of it all. How can something so horrible be happening in our world? How can people senselessly kill children and rape women? How can they justify these acts of terror? 

I will never understand.

There are tens of thousands of Christians on a mountaintop in Iraq right now awaiting their fate. Will they die of thirst and hunger or will they die at the hand of Islamic terrorists? They have no choice right now. They have no choice but to die. 

I know I will be hugging my babies tighter tomorrow and forgetting about the minor cares I have that tend to keep me a bit worried. I can only think that the thunderstorm that is providing us with rain are tears of pain from God Himself. I can pray for those precious people and I will turn to these verses:

Isaiah 25:6-9New International Version (NIV)

On this mountain the Lord Almighty will prepare
    a feast of rich food for all peoples,
a banquet of aged wine—
    the best of meats and the finest of wines.
On this mountain he will destroy
    the shroud that enfolds all peoples,
the sheet that covers all nations;
    he will swallow up death forever.
The Sovereign Lord will wipe away the tears
    from all faces;
he will remove his people’s disgrace
    from all the earth.
The Lord has spoken.
In that day they will say,
“Surely this is our God;
    we trusted in him, and he saved us.
This is the Lord, we trusted in him;
    let us rejoice and be glad in his salvation.”

I am comforted by the fact those those sweet babies and their families are being comforted by God, that He is wiping those tears from their cheeks and that He is always victorious. 

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