16 June 2020

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One of the agreements I made with the employers when a certain person made a complaint about my fitness for my job was that I would be anonymous. So I can’t say why, but the last couple of weeks have been brutal, and there is no relief in sight.

The best part of that complaint was that I “considered the Bible to be a rule for life”. Apparently that is not acceptable in my field.

So to those who pray for me and the other bloggers in this small corner of the internet, studiously dropped from all Google searchers and unknown to the social media, a huge thank you. I have my list of people to pray for, beginning at present with people who are ill, and people who live in an ill society — for it appears that Floyd19 has infected not merely the USA but all the English Speaking World.

I particularly pray for the women of the Ladysphere and their husbands. I have deliberately not been linking to their posts in this crisis, because most of them are in challenging places doing good. It is akin to supporting missionaries in unreached places: pray for them, support them, don’t talk about them or link to them.

In this time, we all need more prayer, and we all need to pray more for others. This world will try to make us forget who we are, and go stupid, then woke.

2 Thessalonians 2:13-3:5

13 But we ought always to give thanks to God for you, brothers beloved by the Lord, because God chose you as the firstfruits to be saved, through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth. 14 To this he called you through our gospel, so that you may obtain the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. 15 So then, brothers, stand firm and hold to the traditions that you were taught by us, either by our spoken word or by our letter.

16 Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father, who loved us and gave us eternal comfort and good hope through grace, 17 comfort your hearts and establish them in every good work and word.

3 Finally, brothers, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may speed ahead and be honoured, as happened among you, 2 and that we may be delivered from wicked and evil men. For not all have faith. 3 But the Lord is faithful. He will establish you and guard you against the evil one. 4 And we have confidence in the Lord about you, that you are doing and will do the things that we command. 5 May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God and to the steadfastness of Christ.

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Not all have faith, including those who claim to be of Christ. Be very careful. There are those who will deny their faith and their place within the firstfruits of Christ for the praise of man.

Dealing with inevitable injustice and convergence of most organizations does grind us down. The cure is to think of Christ. He went through far more than we are.

And he did this to ensure our salvation. He himself is our surety. Trust that over any government, ruler or executive, particularly in times of crisis.

Such as we have now.