A Missionary was sailing home when she was awakened by a cry – a cry which is perhaps the most difficult to hear when at sea. “Man overboard!” She arose quickly from her berth, lit the lamp at the window of her cabin, and then held the lamp at the window of her cabin in hopes of seeing some sign of life in the murky waters outside.
Seeing nothing she hung the lamp back on its bracket, snuffed it out, and returned to her berth with prayers for the man lost at sea. In the morning, to her surprise she discovered the man had been rescued. Not only that, but she learned it was the flash of her lamp through the porthole that showed those on deck the location of the missing man who was desperately clinging to a rope still attached to the deck. He was pulled from the cold waters just in the nick of time. Such a small deed of shining a lamp at the right time had saved a man’s life.
It isn’t the size of the deed you do that counts. God can take every deed we perform and use it for His purposes, in our lives and in the lives of others.
My heart has been very heavy for the people of Japan, Haiti, and so many. We must all do what we can to help our fellow man. Shining our lamps in what ever way we can. All of us can pray. All of us can do something.
If I didn't do anything else with my life, I do want to spread His Love, and be able to encourage others in The Faith. We really do need to Love and support each other, as God's Children. We are Family! :) We do need to pray for our unsaved loved ones, and others who don't know Jesus Christ, and haven't accepted Him as Lord, and Savior.
(John 14:6), He is the Only Way, to be saved, and God help those who reject Him. (John 3:16), God is not willing that any should perish, and has made a way for all to come and be reconciled with Him. This life is temporary, but Eternity is Forever. I want to spend it with Jesus, and I want all to be saved, but I know that is not the case, according to His Word. God will not share His Glory with those who choose to worship false gods, and reject His Son. All other ground is sinking sand.
We serve a Wonderful Savior who gave His Life, so that we could be saved. I pray God will open the eyes of the spiritually blind,and that all will come to a saving knowledge of who He is. That all would hear the gospel, and come to the place of decision. We all must make that choice. God is not to be taken lightly. I am just sharing some of my thoughts, and feelings with you, this day. I have many loved ones and friends, and people I know who don't know the Lord. I pray for them, and I also pray that God would give me the courage to tell others about Jesus when He gives me the opportunity to do so, and know when to speak, and when not to speak.
We are living in troubled times. Our world is changing before our very eyes. Jesus’s disciples asked Him in Mathew chapter 24, in the Bible, What would be the sign of His coming, and the end of the age? Jesus warned them to watch out for many will come in His name, claiming to be Christ, and deceive many. He also said, there would be wars, and rumors of wars, but don’t be alarmed for such things must happen but the end is not yet. Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdoms against kingdoms. There will be famines, and earthquakes in various places. (Sound Familiar?) All these are the beginning of birth pains.
It goes on… You can read it for yourselves. I am not a Bible scholar but I do believe the Bible is the Inspired Word of God, to all man kind.
This is what I believe. This is my conviction. God gave us all a free will to choose. All I ask is that if you don’t believe at this time, you give it some thought, and ask God to reveal Himself to you, if He is real. If you are sincere and seek Him, He will show you. Ask Him to open the eyes of your heart, and He will. If you are the least bit curious, and want to find Truth, read the Gospel of John. What have you to loose?