I Will Trust...Written by Terry Dashner
I Will Trust…
Terry Dashner……Faith Fellowship Church PO Box 1586 Broken Arrow, OK 74013
Robert Hastings writes, “In May of 1970, a disastrous earthquake shook Peru, killing as many as 50,000 people, many of whom were buried under a mass of mud and rocks falling from Andes Mountains. The number of dead was so great that many were buried in trenches, wrapped in blankets, and many children in old newspapers. Lamberto Guzman, a journalist in city of Yungay, said men and women were holding hands in groups, shouting to God to have compassion. Then he added, “God didn’t hear us. The earth kept trembling.’
“Novelist James L. Johnson tells how he and his eight-year-old boy were watching a TV documentary about people living in tin shacks in Saigon, dying of meningitis because available penicillin had been siphoned into black market. Turning to his father with tears in his eyes, eight-year-old asked, ‘Daddy, can’t God do anything?’”
What say you? Is God powerless against evil, devastation, and famine? If He is, then Bible has gotten it wrong. The Bible declares that God is Sovereign. God is Almighty. God is Lord over all. The Bible also states emphatically that there are times when God seems remote and aloof from His people. If this is true, and I believe it is, then why does God back away from us?
Findhorn and the Hand of FateWritten by Robert Bruce Baird
The air traffic controllers were on strike when we were in Europe. Sherry and I were forced to travel by boat and train as a result of this, on our way to Paris from London. We arrived before noon at Le Gare Du Nord which was main Paris train station. When I spoke with Marsha upon my return I was surprised to hear she had been in Europe at same time I was. She and I, both, had never been to Europe before. When she told me that she had been at Le Gare Du Nord at what might have been exact same time or at least close to same time, I knew more than ever that I was bucking 'hand of fate'. Marsha had many stories to tell me but most meaningful one related to her trip to Findhorn which we had spoken about seeing together at one time. She was still without any man in her life and that saddened me. I am including an excerpt from a book on Findhorn for those who are not familiar with wondrous circumstances of this hallowed part of our planet.
The Magic of Findhorn by Paul Hawken in 1975, with a heading "The Extraordinary Community Where Man cooperates with Plants, Where People are Transformed, Where Nothing is Impossible and legends are Reborn." begins with following passage:
"To Kingdom of Wind
There have been stories in press and other media about a small community in north of Scotland called Findhorn where people talk to plants with amazing results - stories of vegetable and flower gardens animated by angelic forms where Pan's pipes are heard in winds - stories of plants performing incredible feats of growth and endurance: 40-pound cabbages, 8 foot delphiniums and roses blooming in snow - all a short distance from Arctic Circle - Don Juan and Tolkein combined, where elemental world of plants and animals cooperate with fairies, elves and gnomes in creating a land where nothing is impossible... a cold windblown peninsula jutting into North Sea with soil as sandy and worthless as your local beach;.. With those sketchy and unbelievable tales, I left America for Scotland to search out Findhorn Gardens. What I found seems larger than a 40-pound cabbage. Fairies and Elves seem tame stuff compared to what one experiences there. Findhorn may be a manifestation of a light and power which could transform our planet within a lifetime, or it could be an illusory bubble on troubled waters of world civilization that will burst, leaving no traces. A born skeptic, I can appreciate that much of what you will read will seem implausible and incredible. I do not ask that you believe this account, for it is written through only one man's eyes. Every aspect of creation has as many realities as perceivers."