I’m sure that the people on mainland St. Vincent and the Grenadines in December, 2013 expected another typical day as they were preparing for the Christmas holidays. But tragically and sadly, for some, that day was to be their last. The stationary trough system hooverd over the Island and dumped several inches of rain and caused a damper on the Christmas holidays with lost of lives, destruction to homes and crops and those who went about their daily work.
Let me ask you right now: what if you were to die today? What would happen? And most importantly, where would you spend eternity? You need to know that God loves you and wants you to spend eternity in heaven with Him. But you also must know that a wall separates you from a perfect God as a result. Try as you might to scale that wall, you will fail—be it through good deeds, morality, or even religion. According to the Bible, we all “have sinned; all fall short of God’s glorious standard” (Romans 3:23).
But God loved you so much that He reached out to you by sending His own son, Jesus Christ, to this earth. There never, ever has been anyone who walked this earth like Jesus. Jesus was both God and man. Therefore, He was uniquely qualified to bridge the gap between a holy, perfect God and sinful, fallen humanity. With one hand, Jesus took hold of God the Father, and with the other, He took hold of sinful humanity. Spikes were driven through those hands as He died for your sin and mine. Then, Jesus rose again from the dead, conquering sin and death. He promises that if we will turn from our sin and put our complete faith and trust in Him, we can be forgiven of all our sin and go to heaven when we die.
Yet with this promise of God to mankind the people in St. Vincent and the Grenadines continue to murder the innocent without some of them having the chance to accept the offer that Jesus has given to them. I called them senseless killings and people without any hope. The capital of Trinidad and Tobago in under a nightly curfew trying to weed out the criminal elements and restore the country to normalcy. It seems like you have to shut them down to bring the citizens to their senses. In the mean time the church remains silent.
To say the nations need to pray and get back to God is an understatement. The people need to hear from the many community leaders, but the countries are so politically divided that it will be hard to reach the hearts of the people. This brings me back to the days of Jonah, but there will not be a whale with a messenger. Whether you hear or not Jesus is coming back again. Make your calling and election sure. God bless
Sir Godfrey Gregg D. Div