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Monday, March 7, 2011

Are you to comfortable?

God has put us on this earth to spread the Gospel. To go out and make disciples. To love everyone without question just like He did while he walked this earth and how He loves us from up above. Ask your self this question... Why is it so hard to spread the good Word with our family, friends, and neighbors? Why is it so much easier to speak to someone you totally do not know about your wonderful God? I would think it would be the other way around. I mean we love our family and friends and have built relationships with them and we want them with us in heaven... right? This just baffles me. Here is a story I received from my Global Media Community Leader:

When ten-year-old Mary's mother died, she became 'mother of the house',
caring for her father who worked the night shift at a local mine. One
evening as she was packing his lunch she slipped a Gospel booklet inside,
hoping he'd find comfort after the loss of his wife. Suddenly at 1am an
emergency whistle sounded, telling the town's people that miners had been
caught in a collapsed mine. Emergency workers worked through the night and
finally broke through to a small cavern where they found the miners. Sadly,
it was too late. All eight men had suffocated, including Mary's father. The
rescuers were devastated. As they surveyed the scene they noticed that the
men had died seated in a circle. Looking closer, they discovered that Mary's
father was sitting with a small booklet in his lap, open to the last page
where the plan of salvation was explained. On that page he had written a
special message to her: 'My dear Mary, by the time you find this I'll be
with your mother. I read your little book several times to the others while
we waited to be rescued. Our hope is fading for this life - but not for the
next. We did as the book told us and prayed. I love you, and one day we'll
all be together in heaven.' Are you going to heaven? Do you know for sure?
You can. 'These things I have written... that you may know that you have
eternal life.'

I hope this story tugged at your heart a bit because, it did mine. It has really made me stop and think "How can I plant a seed in someone I know doesn't have the love of Jesus?" I now need to come up with a plan... pray for God to reveal to me how He would like me to tackle this. I know He has great plans for everyones life and I can't wait to bring Him glory!

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