Saturday, 26 May 2018

ANGER TO ACTION

Ben and Carson were students when they visited a township primary school in South Africa. The system of Apartheid had meant that the white minority lived much wealthier lives than the black majority. They black children sitting three to a desk and struggling to afford even basic pencils and notebooks. This made them angry when they thought of they had seen that morning   with its swimming pool landscaped grounds and fantastic resources, which had previously only for white children. It would have been easy for them to feel bitter about the injustice they had seen, but instead Ben and Caroline felt that God was telling them to do something about the township children’s situation. The school had a brilliant choir , Ben and Caroline thought that if they could bring them to the UK to perform, they would be able to raise money for their school. They had never done anything like this before, and it took two years of hard fundraising and planning back in UK to make this dream a reality, but it was their anger at the justice that had felt in South Africa that kept them going. The choir came to the UK and performed around the country , selling CDs of their music and even meeting the Prime Minister.It was an amazing experience for Ben, Caroline and the children but more importantly, the choir raise enough money to pay for a library and science equipment building at the school in South Africa.

Jesus sometimes becomes angry too. Read what made Him angry in John 2:12-22 || “ :and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding.When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him, “They have no more wine.”“Woman, why do you involve me?” Jesus replied. “My hour has not yet come.”His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.”Nearby stood six stone water jars, the kind used by the Jews for ceremonial washing, each holding from twenty to thirty gallons. Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water”; so they filled them to the brim. Then he told them, “Now draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet.” They did so, and the master of the banquet tasted the water that had been turned into wine. He did not realize where it had come from, though the servants who had drawn the water knew. Then he called the bridegroom aside and said, “Everyone brings out the choice wine first and then the cheaper wine after the guests have had too much to drink; but you have saved the best till now.”What Jesus did here in Cana of Galilee was the first of the signs through which he revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him. After this he went down to Capernaum with his mother and brothers and his disciples. There they stayed for a few days. When it was almost time for the Jewish Passover, Jesus went up to Jerusalem.In the temple courts he found people selling cattle, sheep and doves, and others sitting at tables exchanging money. So he made a whip out of cords, and drove all from the temple courts, both sheep and cattle; he scattered the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables.To those who sold doves he said, “Get these out of here! Stop turning my Father’s house into a market!”His disciples remembered that it is written: “Zeal for your house will consume me.” The Jews then responded to him, “What sign can you show us to prove your authority to do all this?”Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days.” They replied, “It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and you are going to raise it in three days?” But the temple he had spoken of was his body. After he was raised from the dead, his disciples recalled what he had said. Then they believed the scripture and the words that Jesus had spoken.” ||

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