Thursday, June 23, 2011

My problems? Yeah, they're real. But they're also pretty small.

I just found out the mother of my daughter's dear friends has Stage 3 ovarian cancer.

Wow.

This dear woman has raised and launched two fine sons, a lovely daughter and is in the process of raising and launching two more sweet daughters. She is a wife, a grandmother, a homemaker and a sweet Christian woman. She even works at McDonald's, a job she does not like at all, just to make ends meet.

And I hardly ever hear her complain.

And now this.

It is a good thing our God is sovereign, or I just might doubt his tender mercies.

But even in the darkest of night He is still the shining light.

I wonder...what if you received a diagnosis such as this? Are you a Christian? Would you reject the Christ who saved your soul? If you would, just remember God Himself had to suffer the loss of a child. He knows your groanings, your pain, your sorrow.

And you are cursed with a sin sick body. No guarantees, people. None. We all deserve hell, but we don't have to go there.

Are you lost and without hope? Do you know where you will go when...yes, I said WHEN you die? You have a terminal illness, and it is called sin. And one day, you WILL lay in the grave.

Don't you want to know the One who can give you eternal life and peace in the face of death?

He is Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of Almighty God.

Simply, if you admit you are a sinner in need of a savior, bow your head now and confess that to God. And simply acknowledge that Jesus Christ is the one and only way to have your sins forgiven and washed away. Ask Him to be your Savior, accept Him as your Lord. If you truly and honestly believe He is the Son of God and the only way to have your sins forgiven, then believe and receive. And then tell others of your decision!

 When He died on the cross, He who was without sin, became sin for us so that we might be saved from an eternity in hell.

You can never lose the salvation Jesus Christ brings.

John 3:16 says:  For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Everlasting life.

My dear friend does not have everlasting life on this earth. But she certainly has it after she dies. She made sure she had her sins forgiven by the only Hope of this world, Jesus Christ.

And she agrees with Nahum 1:7, which says:
The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him.

Have you trusted in Him? If not, will you today?

And if you have, will you pray for my friend? Her name is Janet and she would certainly covet your prayers.


Happy to Have Knowledge of Eternal Life!

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