Friend, I really wanted to share something lighthearted and uplifting to get you started on a good week. It is Monday, after all. I wanted to give you something that made it seem like time is on our side and we’ve got lots of days ahead. But, friend, the coming of the Lord is nigh.
But, friend, I’m going to be just straight up honest here for a second. My heart has been so heavy after hearing and watching the news these past few weeks.
There was the massacre in Las Vegas. Then Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria, and now Nate that left many dead in their paths and caused total destruction in many of the places those storms hit. Not to mention that there were the multiple earthquakes in Mexico that killed several people. There has been horrible flooding in parts of Asia that’s left thousands dead. There have been volcanoes threatening to erupt. Not to mention all of the news going on politically in the world.
Friend, just thinking about the death and the destruction is almost too much for my heart to bear. Because I’m not just thinking about the loss of life, but also thinking about salvation, too.
And when you start to think about salvation, you have to wonder, did they know about the Savior? Did they know that Jesus loved them enough to die for their sins? Did they know that Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life? Was repentance preached to them? Did they accept Jesus into their hearts?
Was there enough time? [Read more…]