Romans 12:18-19 Do all that you can to live in peace with everyone. Dear friends, never take revenge. Leave that to the righteous anger of God. For the Scriptures say,“I will take revenge;I will pay them back,”says the Lord.
It can begin with one act of revenge for something we couldn’t let go. Even generations later! Once the revenge is enacted and the fight begins, one of the hardest things to do as humans is surrender… Sometimes it drags on to the point that we don’t remember why we are fighting. Yet in the bible it says there is so much honor in surrendering. And it’s our own pride that won’t let us.
We are always living in a time of being attacked. History shows that. Sometimes we aren’t suppose to fire that cannon back. Before you light that fuse to fire back ask yourself if this is a way to peace. Remember this.. Sometimes God doesn’t send us in to win it; he sends us in to end it.
I took this photo in Shiloh two years ago with my family. The cannons sit scattered throughout the battlefields and are a huge daunting presence lined up pointing in one direction. Yet, they are so peaceful sitting there alone not being fired.
Peace be with you all this Tuesday.