Sunday, April 7, 2013

Prattville Dragoons Chaplain's Column for April 2013

Dragoons Chaplain Tom Snowden penned the following column for the April 2013 Camp Dispatch newsletter.

Chaplain’s Column - Scripture Reference: Romans 5:1-5
            The rapid changes in our Nation and even in the world can give us a sense of uneasiness and uncertainty. In looking at the suffering we see around us, the daily rise and fall of the financial markets, and the changing technology that evolves around us, we can be thrown off balance, making it hard for us to take it all in. Sometimes what seems worthwhile today has less value tomorrow. This can cause us to be discouraged and even lose heart. When we rely on basing all our hope on our ability to solve problems we get only temporary peace and this is not the answer. I believe the root problem in our culture is spiritual—namely, man has a sinful nature that is not in agreement with God. This sinful nature within us prompts us to look out for ourselves and pursue what we want. We must realize that neither our intellect nor talent can change our sinful state or bring us peace with God. However, those who trust Jesus as Savior receive a new nature and are reconciled to the Lord. As His adopted children, we become at peace with Him and we are given the power to live in harmony with one another.  As life changes around us we can have hope because we are anchored  to a firm foundation that will never be shaken (Isaiah 28:16).
            As believers, our hope rests in the triune God—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Our heavenly Father knows each of us by name (Isaiah 43:1). Our Savior keeps every divine promise (2 Corinthians 1:20). And the Holy Spirit assures us that we are secure in Christ, both in this life and in the one to come.
            Please keep the following names in your prayers. It is so good that many of the names have come off our list. This can only mean that God has answered those prayers.
1.  Past Alabama Division Commander Leonard Wilson, who passed from this life on Thursday 4 April 2013.
2.  James & Ann Spears
3.  Bobby Carter & Wife Merrill
4.  James Little's wife Nita
5.  David Brantley's wife Jennifer
6.  Allen Herrod
7.  Whitson Waldo (Stuart Waldo's father)
8.  Wayne Sutherland
9.  Past Division Commander David Allen
10.  John Durden's son (David Fail)
11.  Cecil Williamson
12.  JJ Oakley
13.  Billy Parker and Billy Parker's son-in-law (Stan Stuckey)
14.  Jeff Potts
15.  James Whittington
16.  Pray for Justice in Selma court cases and the judge will see this case for what it is. A peaceful resolution for the Confederate Parks in Memphis, Tennessee, that they will not have a name change. Let’s pray for the South and all the adversity we are facing.

Yours In Christ,
Tom Snowden, Chaplain

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