A heart for france

Pray for France .... even more so now!

16 Nov 2015

Aussie friends send these words of encouragement to me today. It reflected our own thoughts on the subject, so I share them with you also.

Bon jour Jennie and family,
Everyone is grieving here.   Turn by turn, the evil one is bent on destroying as many people
as possible....but God is still in control and promised to work all things together for good.   Perhaps
for France it means a return to God.   We pray it will be so.     One young lady from Hobart is still
in hospital with gunshot wounds, and a Melbourne woman escaped by pretending to be dead.
We pray for all who are in a critical condition there.   May the Lord heal them all.
When tragedy hit Job - he knelt and worshipped God.   This must have been a very hard decision
for him to make....but it was the right one.   Your people will need to do the same...with His grace.

They have said exactly what I have been trying to put into words. Our prayer, Pascal's and mine, is that people will fall on their knees and worship God. Many of our parishioners are on a different level of understanding and are talking against the refugees arriving, the North African population from former colonies.... not really questioning the moral position France has maintained since the Revolution ! as well as the militant secularism. So the verse we had at our women's retreat last week was very apt :
2 Chronicles 7:14
if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

Thank you for upholding us in France.
Be blessed,