Luk 18:7 And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them?
Luk 18:8 I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?
Over and over this verse comes back to me as a constant reminder to stay the course, to do when no one else will, to be the person God called me to be.
Once again we were struck here with a violent Typhoon called Ketsana. People started dying. People started watching their homes, their possessions just wash away as water down the drain.
What to do? What do you do as you see the helplessness of the situation? You look to the Government but they are impotent. You call the Red Cross but they say they are out of funds. As a last ditch attempt you put all the information on FaceBook. Surely those who live in Air Conditioned homes and drive cars and eat three meals a day and their kids can afford to attend school, surely they would want to help.
Alas, no not one! Perhaps in other places they are helping. Perhaps it is too much to send $5, $10.
I can only be a voice for those who can not be heard.
There is a man in San Mateo, He is the Pastor of the San Mateo Bible Baptist church. I have looked high. I have looked low. I have never met a man with such integrity as he.
Last year there was another Typhoon. I believe it was Ondoy, There are many. The residents around his place were forced out of their water filled homes so he opened the doors of the Church for them.
They were not the cleanest people in the world and perhaps because of the huge crowds they started using the entire Church as a bathroom. He and his members had much to do to restore his church when it was over.
Pastor Reuel believes the Church is Christ’s Church. So once again and without hesitation he threw the doors open and he has 500 indigent people sleeping on the floors of his building. This Pastor is not rich. His car is loaned to him and he lives very modestly as he gives all he has to the poor.
This brings me back to the opening verse. It says that the oppressed cry out to God and He will hear. The faithful ones he is looking for are the Christians and the question proposed is will he find any?
This is just a frustrating rant for me. I, like like my Biblical counterpart ask the Lord why do the wicked prosper.
Pro 21:13 Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard.
As you go to work today and turn down your A/c control to save money or complain about the expensive gas your new car takes or how the price of steak has gone up, remember these people. http://www.reuters.com/article/slideshow/idUSBRE87613J20120807#a=1