I know you have heard the fact that we all have a story. Some of us have rather ordinary stories or so we think they are and others have stories much more difficult to tell. We are told that it is healing for us and even other people to tell or hear our stories.
My daughter in love told her story on Monday evening, April 4 at Women in Touch. She has a story and I am proud of her willingness to tell 350 ladies about the road she traveled and what Jesus has done for her.
It was difficult for her to travel back in time and remember how her life use to be. Her daughter, my grand daughter, listened to her mother tell of a marriage gone bad, and how they escaped an abusive situation. The best part was how she found Jesus again.
How can a young woman who grew up in a loving, Christian home with praying parents fall away from Jesus? Look around you my friends and you will see sooooooooo many of our young people, well let’s face it, so many people who have left “the church.”
Now don’t think I am saying if you leave “the church” you are lost, that’s not it. It’s when you leave Jesus that you are risking a lot. This is what I am thinking about; why leave? Why not try to make the church a better place or why not stay in the arms of Jesus. IDK It’s too complicated for me or is it complicated? Do we just give up too easily? Could it be some of us just don’t listen?
Here is something for you to think about–this is from The Queen and I. “When, because of your faith, your life too becomes perceptibly different; when your reactions are quite opposite to what the situation seems to call for and your activities can no longer be explained in terms of your personality; that is when your neighborhood will sit up and take notice. IN THE EYES OF THE WORLD, IT IS NOT OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS CHRIST THAT COUNTS; IT IS OUR RESEMBLANCE TO HIM!