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Holy Victim City- Charleston Shooting

Those of us who were reared in Charleston continue to be heart-broken with the horrific details of the nine murders Wednesday evening.  Hearing the words, “the city of Charleston” mentioned over and over again is surreal. This unspeakble act of terror does not fit the personality of Charleston; nothing makes sense. Charleston is a beautiful, eclectic city with a skyline of church steeples.Those of us who were reared in Charleston continue to be heart-broken with the horrific details of the nine murders Wednesday evening.  Hearing the words, “the city of Charleston” mentioned over and over again is surreal. This unspeakble act of terror does not fit the personality of Charleston; nothing makes sense. Charleston is a beautiful, eclectic city with a skyline of church steeples.

The gunman was from another city and chose the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church to kill nine innocent people.  They were in Bible study and he sat with this group for one hour before killing them. Dylann Roof chose this peaceful setting to send his racist message.

AMEWhat did this accomplish? Through this tragedy, the message of Christ is clear. As I type this twenty-four hours after the shooting, I have heard repeated references to faith, prayer, and the teachings of Christ. I think of the scripture: “You thought evil against me: but God turned it into good, that he might exalt me, as at present you see, and might save many people.” Genesis 50:20

Posted in Charleston, Jesus by Jane Jenkins Herlong.
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Do We Lose Jesus?

The thought hit me of how God uses all of us in His way with the birth of Jesus. Are you one of the guys with the cool clothes with the high IQ who studied at an Ivy League School? Or are you a talker; you just want to tell everybody the news. Maybe you are just a good-ol-boy who likes the outdoors. Basically these are three categories of people: scholars, talkers, “Duck Dynasty” types. God uses all types to share the announcement. Here is a point to ponder; do we lose Jesus?The thought hit me of how God uses all of us in His way with the birth of Jesus. Are you one of the guys with the cool clothes with the high IQ who studied at an Ivy League School? Or are you a talker; you just want to tell everybody the news. Maybe you are just a good-ol-boy who likes the outdoors. Basically these are three categories of people: scholars, talkers, “Duck Dynasty” types. God uses all types to share the announcement. Here is a point to ponder; do we lose Jesus?

Posted in Jesus, Uncategorized by Jane Jenkins Herlong.