Let this be my solemn vow
April 9, 2020
The world is in crisis now. The Coronavirus pandemic does not acknowledge national borders and has crossed over all the world. It strikes old and young, male and female.
Each nation has experienced great sadness. Some people have used this for their own sake. They have taken all they could, leaving many with nothing. They did not care if they spread death or not.
Yet all nations have also experienced acts of great kindness and compassion. When some risk their own lives so others may live. The list is long and worthy of so much more than simple expressions. When this is over, the world will be forever changed by what we do right here and right now.
When this season of misery is over, those who decided to take, shall be known for what they truly are and condemned for taking pleasure out of the suffering they caused.
When this season of misery is over, those who decided to give, shall be known for what they truly are and treasured for all they were willing to do for the sake of others.
When this season of misery is over, they will mourn for those they could not save and we shall comfort them.
"Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted."When this is over, the rich who used this time for their own profit shall be known for what they truly are.
Proverbs 22:16The rich, who decided to use their wealth to help others, will be known for what they truly are.
Whoever oppresses the poor to increase his own wealth, or gives to the rich, will only come to poverty.
Proverbs 19:17All of us will be judged for what we truly are.
Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed.
5 Listen, my dear brothers and sisters! Didn’t God choose poor people in the world to become rich in faith and to receive the kingdom that he promised to those who love him?And those who did whatever they could for the sake of others, shall be known for what they truly are.
6 Yet, you show no respect to poor people. Don’t rich people oppress you and drag you into court?
7 Don’t they curse the good name of Jesus, the name that was used to bless you?
We Show Our Faith by What We DoLet us know who shall be blessed when this misery passes and let this be our solum vow, "to take this moment and live each moment" choosing to be defined by what we can be....worthy.
14 My brothers and sisters, what good does it do if someone claims to have faith but doesn’t do any good things? Can this kind of faith save him?
15 Suppose a believer, whether a man or a woman, needs clothes or food
16 and one of you tells that person, “God be with you! Stay warm, and make sure you eat enough.” If you don’t provide for that person’s physical needs, what good does it do?
17 In the same way, faith by itself is dead if it doesn’t cause you to do any good things.
Matthew 5 The Beatitudes Introduction to the Sermon on the Mount
5 Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him,
2 and he began to teach them.
3 Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
5 Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.
6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.
7 Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.
8 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.
9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.
10 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
11 “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me.
12 Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
Let There Be Peace on EarthLet there be peace on earthAnd let it begin with me
Let There Be Peace on EarthThe peace that was meant to be
With God as our FatherBrothers all are weLet me walk with my brotherIn perfect harmony.Let peace begin with meLet this be the moment now.With ev'ry step I takeLet this be my solemn vowTo take each moment and liveEach moment in peace eternallyLet there be peace on earthAnd let it begin with meSource: LyricFindSongwriters: Jill Jackson / Sy MillerLet There Be Peace on Earth lyrics © Mccg LLC