Tuesday, June 15, 2010
How Can You Miss Me If I Don't Go Away?
have missed visiting with you this past week. I hope all is well with the continent on which you live. I have been blessed by comments from 3 different continents now on A Gentle Answer Ministries. It is so awesome that God followers can come together with technology. I am thrilled to see how we encourage one another and use what some would mean for evil (the internet) for good.
I would like to ask if you would please pray for all the communities hit by weather, natural disasters and even man made disasters this past few weeks. Oklahoma City has been hit hard this week by flooding that swept over the town with no warning. Also, our neighbors in Arkansas have suffered a great loss of life as literally some never knew what hit them. We are in prayer for the folks at a campground in Langley, Arkansas where several families went to sleep and never knew what happened as the water rose so fast they were swept away without warning. It was an odd feeling to be relaxing on a short trip to come in from the pool and hear this sad news. The mixed emotions of relief that our home and our family were all okay and the brokenness for those who could not say the same...were emotions that were quite overwhelming. I still know our God is in control. But I have a sense of urgency to share the truth of the salvation found only by placing your faith in Jesus Christ. I still believe one day there will be no more suffering, loss, pain or sorrow for the body of Christ. I hope you will look for the opportunities that God puts in your life to share the one and only hope, Jesus, to escape the coming final disaster.
Let's not forget to share our prayers, our possessions, our time, our love but most of all let's share the truth of the good news of being able to place your faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord and the truth that faith in Him will save. And please, let's not make the mistake of thinking we have plenty of time to share. We never know...
I missed writing to you this past week and I missed hearing from you. But again, How can you miss me if I don't go away?
You know, Jesus went away for a time. He is preparing a place for me and for you if you have placed your faith in Him. He promised to come again to take us "that you may be where I am also"...
Jesus Comforts His Disciples
1"Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God[a]; trust also in me. 2In my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. 3And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.