Friday, August 26, 2005

Sharing your faith

Beach thought 6
God always has you exactly where you are supposed to be every moment of your life. As someone once said, “there are no backup plans with God for your life only plan A”. Once you accept this and know that you can honor Him wherever He places you, you can have peace within that no enemy can steal. Our real calling in life is to show the love of Christ in our lives and share His gospel with those that do not know it. There is opportunity to do good and see changed lives everywhere. I have had the blessing of seeing many beautiful sunrises and sunsets while at the beach. In the afternoon many people go down to the water and watch the sunset end another beautiful day on the Gulf coast. An elderly couple has been coming here many years and each day they watch the sunset while holding hands, an activity often observed by others and commented on as their perceived love and devotion are admired. This day will be different than the others as it is there last day here and they must head back north to Michigan. What is also not known to other onlookers is that this will be the last sunset over the Gulf that the wife will ever see, as she does not have long to live, but the story does not end here, for 2000 years ago God sent His son to die for this lady and she has committed herself to Him and is trusting Him for the forgiveness of her sins and life eternal. Christ was there on the beach as the sun went down and as she enters the sunset of her life is even now preparing a place for her. When she says,” remember me” he will say come and let me show you your new home. This is the Christian hope which I pray everyone reading this letter has, but since I do not know who all will eventually read this, please bear with me and let me say just a few more things. The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart and savest such as be of a contrite spirit. Seek ye the Lord while he may be found. Call upon him while he is near. Let the wanderer forsake his ways and the unrighteous his thoughts. Return unto the Lord and he will have mercy and abundantly pardon. Though your sins are as scarlet they shall be as white as snow. This is a faithful saying that Jesus Christ came into the world to save sinners. If we confess our sins he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins. Commit your ways unto him and he will never let you down. He will be all you need when he is all you have got. His love will never fail you. If you have never truly committed your life to Christ, do it while it is still called today, Watch the next sunset with him at your side. If you know the Lord as your savior look for opportunities to share your faith, you never know where or when God will use you to change a life. Just a beach thought. In Christ, Shawn.

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