War and Peace

September 21st, 2013

I was reminded of this interesting fact today…

“Alfred Nobel made a fortune from the invention of dynamite, which changed the course of warfare. Perhaps because of the horrors that wars inflicted with the use of dynamite, he made a provision in his will for a prize to be given annually to those who work to promote peace. Today it’s called the Nobel Peace Prize.”

It is amazing at how our inventions can often be used for good and bad. Dynamite can be used to blast a way through hilly country to make roads and railways. Or to dig up precious metals or gems. But sadly it can also be used to harm and kill others.

I guess it all comes down to whose hands the invention is in. A good hearted and kind person or someone who has sinister plans or motives.

As I type I am reminded of the words of Christ in Matthew 5:6-9…

6 God blesses those who hunger and thirst for justice,
for they will be satisfied.
7 God blesses those who are merciful,
for they will be shown mercy.
8 God blesses those whose hearts are pure,
for they will see God.
9 God blesses those who work for peace,
for they will be called the children of God.

Let us all purpose in our hearts today to be people of mercy, love, justice and people who have pure hearts and work for peace.

We may not win a Nobel Peace Prize, but we can make a huge difference to the lives of those we come in contact with.

God Bless,
Dave

 
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