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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Word of Inspiration: There Are Still Good People Around Us

"Mercy and truth have met together; Righteousness and peace have kissed; Truth shall spring out of the earth, And righteousness shall look down from heaven." (Psalm 85: 10-11)

The phrase that stands out to me is Truth shall spring out of the earth. I confess, when I read this, my first thought was how can truth come from the earth when it is full of so much sin? We are born into sin. How can truth spring from the earth, where it originally comes from heaven?

But here's the good news, the Bible says in First John that God is Love. No matter how many wars, murder, pain, injustice, betrayal, illness, hate, and so forth occurs on this earth--throughout history--and to come--people still love. Nothing can destroy the love that is in us. Just when we think we can't love anymore, somehow a small flicker of light keeps burning--even long after loved ones are gone. 

Christ resides in us and He is Truth. We are made from dust and to dust we shall return, but when we rise to meet our Heavenly Father at the rapture, Truth will spring out of the earth as it does each time we show love, compassion, kindness, and give to others. There isn't a day that goes by without this love in spite of all the evil that may be surrounding us.

Because of the love of God that is in us, there are still good people around us. Remember this the next time someone hurts you.