The internet is an amazing place. Many times, I start out in one place, only to end up in an entirely different place. As I think about that, it amazes me. In some ways, it is kind of like my pilgrimage of faith. When I started out this journey…I had no idea I would be where I’m at right now. Of course, much like the web, my journey wasn’t in a straight line…there have been curves around the way and soon, I’m sure, I will find myself back where I was 😉
Well…last night I was looking at different church resources. Basically, they were “emerging” church resources. Among the resources I found various blogs. One blog pointed me to the next and I ended up on a blog by an Iraqi (as far as I can tell). On his site he was discussing the war and what it was like to live in Baghdad during the war. You can read it yourself at this link.
I still don’t know where I stand on the war. I guess, at some level, I would like war to be stopped at all levels….but then again, understand that things break down. I can’t imagine what it would be like to live in Baghdad today. From what I hear, many of the Iraqis want Saddam stopped, however, they really don’t want the US to be the one to do it. Basically, their city is going to be a mess. Eventhough it will eventually be built back up, those things take time. They will be dealing with the repercussions for quite a while.
I do pray that the war ends soon. I pray that the loss of life will be minimal. I also pray that God somehow, someway can use this war to glorify himself and move people toward himself.