John 4:19-26

"Sir," the woman said, "you must be a prophet. So tell me, why is it that you Jews insist that Jerusalem is the only place of worship, while we Samaritans claim it is here at Mount Gerizim, where our ancestors worshiped?"

Jesus replied, "Believe me, dear woman, the time is coming when it will no longer matter whether you worship the Father on the tis mountain or in Jerusalem. You Samaritans know very little about the one you worship, while we Jews know all about him, for salvation comes through the Jews. But the time is coming-indeed it's here now- when true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth. The Father is looking for those who will worship Him that way. For God is Spirit, so those who worship Him must worship in spirit and in truth."

The woman said, "I know the Messiah is coming-the one who is called Christ. When he comes, he will explain everything to us."

Then Jesus told her, "I AM the Messiah!"

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

hope and change

Well, today was the day. Our first African-American President was sworn into office. Man... what an amazing thing to witness. Some day... I'll be able to tell my great grandchildren that I was there and watched it all. (well, not THERE, but here, watching it on TV) 

I have to tell you, my political views are conservative. But nonetheless, Mr. Obama is now my president and I will be an advocate for him. Not because I just want to jump on the bandwagon, but because he is our leader. He will be faced with decisions that you and I cannot imagine. Please, Please, pray for him. He needs it. No matter what your political views are. Pray for him. Cause here's the thing. It's not his job (according to our constitution) to do all of the things that he says he would like to do. If he can do it... more power to him. I wish him well. But it's not his job. It's his job to protect and defend this country. All that other stuff... feed the poor, care for the needy, bring compassion, hope and change... That's the church's job. (according to Jesus, anyway!) Again, you don't believe me... read the book. It's all in there. 

The point is this. The church is asleep. It's time we WAKE UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I would love to get into this in depth, but I promised y'all that I was going to rant about worshiping in truth and spirit. So, tonight, I'll say farewell. I'll talk to you all soon. 

Pray for our new President. And may God bless him and keep him well for the next four years. May He grant him the wisdom to do the things he needs to do, and the courage to do them. 




Elder James said...

Good to see you back in the blogsphere. You have great things to say and they should be said.

Lori said...

Hi, Robbie. I think I may be your cousin. Is your mother's name Anabel?

robbie cheuvront said...

Hi Lori. My Grandmother was Ana Belle. My father is her son, Bruce.

Lori said...

Okay...then your dad, Bruce, is my cousin and you and I are second cousins! My dad is Albert Sonnier, Jr. (your mother's brother). I see that you are a Christian. So am I. May the Lord bless your ministry and your family!

Lori said...

I meant that my dad is your grandmother's brother.

robbie cheuvront said...

well, very nice to catch up with you. I've often heard of my grandmother talk about her brother Albert Jr. I've been to orange, recently with my dad and grandpa. Did we by any chance meet while we were there. It's hard for me to keep track. I met soooo many people. It was the first time I'd been back there since I was a kid. Thank you for your prayers. I am having sooo much fun, now that I'm in ministry full time. God has really turned my world upside down. (in a good way). Keep in touch and let me know what's going on with you. Blessings!

Lori said...

Haven't been to Orange in years...since I was a teenager (am now 50). Currently living in Florida. Would like to go visit Uncle Tommy (your grandma's brother) and Aunt Merle, especially since Uncle Tommy is not doing so well. Anyways, when I was a child, your grandma, grandpa, and their children (including your dad) would occasionally come to Texas (to Aunt Ella's) to visit. They told us kids that people "back home" had one leg shorter than the other since they did so much walking on the hills--and we believed them! What a hoot! Keep serving Him!