Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Prayer Request from VT Student

(I received this as an Email and thought I would post it to get wider distribution than my personal Email list.)
>> Dear Body of Christ,
>> I am a student at Virginia Tech, and also am
>> very involved with Campus Crusade for Christ here,
>> and I know that many people have asked us for prayer
>> requests. I thought I would type up a list to send
>> to you because we desperately need prayer, but I
>> know sometimes it is hard to know what to pray for
>> in the midst of such horrible tragedy. Please know
>> that we are so thankful and appreciative of all the
>> prayers and concerns of people from around the
>> world. It blesses us so much. Please continue to
>> pray though our world will move on.these next weeks
>> will be so difficult for all of us. Through all this
>> pain, I am thankful for God's promises, and I will
>> find my rest in the fact that God is faithful, and
>> constant, and a loving God. I will trust in God's
>> promises that he brings prosperity and creates
>> disaster (Isaiah 45:7), but that in all these
>> things, He works for the good of His people (Romans
>> 8:28), and that His plans will always prevail
>> (Proverbs 19:21). It says in Jeremiah 31:4-5, "I
>> will build you up again, and you will be
>> rebuilt.again you will take up your tambourines and
>> go out to dance with the joyful." I truly believe
>> that is what God will do, and is already doing, for
>> this campus. Here are some very specific prayer
>> requests:
>> - That people would not question their
>> faith in God and His character, but be strengthened
>> and spurred towards a (deeper) relationship with Him
>> - That God would provide us emotional
>> and physical rest and comfort
>> - That God would have His healing touch
>> on the families, friends, and all affected by this
>> tragedy
>> - That the media would be respectful of
>> the period of mourning and sadness and pain that we
>> must go through
>> - That classes would work themselves
>> out, and that students would not collapse under the
>> pressure of having to mentally take on too much too
>> soon
>> - That the unity among Christian
>> movements on campus would continue to grow and
>> flourish
>> - That living situations would be
>> worked out for those living on the fourth floor of
>> West Ambler Johnston, who now feel too much pain to
>> live there
>> - That numbness would subside, and that
>> the grieving process would begin or continue
>> - That we would be sensitive and love
>> each other as Christ loved us when we are at
>> different stages in the healing process
>> - For the administration of our campus,
>> that they would have time to grieve and to process
>> in the midst of all their demands
>> - For the police officers, who have
>> been on duty for days; most are having to travel a
>> long way to get home at night
>> - For the EMTs who responded on Monday;
>> the majority were students, who now have to deal
>> with these images, memories, and losses
>> - For the family of Cho, that they
>> would feel the love of Christ as they search for
>> answers and live through guilt or shame
>> - That the Holy Spirit would intervene
>> and shield us from horrifying images from the media
>> or from memories
>> - For traveling students as they make
>> their way home, and back to school for class on
>> Monday
>> Thank you for going to our wonderful and
>> almighty God with these requests. We are thankful
>> for you and your devotion to the Lord.
>> Sincerely,
>> Jessamyn Pauley

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Great News

With the news focused on the carnage at Virginia Tech good news is overshadowed.

The United States Supreme Court has upheld the 2003 ban on partial-birth abortions!

This is indeed good news. The horrific murder of babies as they emerge from the womb

will end.