Monday, October 3, 2011

Another Twelve Year Old Boy

I certainly didn't want to post this post today. I only wanted it to be another sunny Monday morning and upload a dozen pictures of making soap, or of farm critters, or of kid's doing school. But today, again, I plead with you to consider eternity, dear readers. Today, I request again, your prayers.

We just heard the news of a family, about a nephew of a couple who attends the same church, that lost their twelve year old son in an accident over the weekend. I don't know them, I don't even know their names at this point, but I know their pain, I know the details of the next few days, I know the path they are just beginning to walk. I feel helpless. I feel eternity pressing in. I feel the fleeting days. I feel the need to cry out the warnings of salvation, to tell you to decide today, to call on the name of Jesus, to not put it off. Time is short. We are not guaranteed to see the end of this day.

Hold your children closer today, parents. Love them deeper. Tell them about Jesus, teach them in His ways, lead them in holiness, pursue it with all that is within you, beg God for their salvation, consider your own salvation. Please pray with us for this family today.

Here I am!I stand at the door and knock.

If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in.

Revelation 3:20a

The Romans Road to Salvation:

For all have sinned and fall short of the Glory of God.

As it is written: There is no one righteous, not even one; there is no one who understands, no one who seeks God. All have turned away, they have together become worthless; there is no one who does good, not even one. Their mouths are open graves; their tongues practice deceit. The poison of vipers is on their lips. Their mouths are full of cursing and bitterness. Their feet are swift to shed blood; ruin and misery mark their ways, and the way of peace they do not know. There is no fear of God before their eyes. For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

God demonstrated His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. If you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.

Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. There is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Jesus replied, "If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching.”

Romans 3:23; 3:10-18; 6:23; 5:8; 10:9; 10:13; 5:1; 8:1; 8:38-39; John 14:23a