Good morning Everyone,
I have been thinking about what I was going to write for my Pastor’s devotional page for Wednesday. I had some ideas until someone asked me a question. The question was about Jeffrey Dahmer and what he had done and then what he did. If you don’t remember, Dahmer is known as the Milwaukee Cannibal or the Milwaukee Monster. He was an American serial killer and sex offender who committed the murder, dismemberment and later cannibalism of seventeen men and boys between 1978 and 1991. He has been in the news lately. I guess one of the cable channels is doing a mini-series about him. I don’t think that is a series I am going to rush to watch. If you remember the story, before he was killed in prison he gave his life to Christ. The question that was asked was whether or not he was in heaven? Could such a man and what he did be in heaven? Those questions and answers are left to God. However, if he made a true confession I believe he is I heaven. The two passages that come to mind to support this belief are; 1. “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23) Not some have sinned or those who have committed most egregious sins but “all have sinned and fall short.” 2, “If you confess with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For whoever calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” (Romans 10:9, 13) I believe we get into trouble when we try to impose our sense of justice over God’s grace and love. Sometimes and somethings need to be left to God.
1. Kent: Please pray for him as he is in surgery at this moment. Please pray for a successful surgery and a quick recovery.
2. Fran: Please lift her up in prayer as she is going through cancer treatments. Pray for total and complete wholeness.
3. For those who have been devastated by the hurricane in Florida.