An attempt to declare the Glory of God for what He has chosen to do with our lives. A legacy to leave to my children in the telling of it.

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


Dicky Bird said...

Are those pictures of Trent? If so, gosh he was handsome. Good words today. I also urge readers to seek more from God. Calling on His name, Jesus, is the beginning, reading His word, having faith, trying to live holy are the steps - God has a deeper relationship for each of us. Acts. 2:37-39 (as many as our Lord God shall call - He hasn't called us home yet...) Jesus gave Peter the keys - "upon this rock I will build my church"
Blessings from Ringle, WI

Brenda said...

Praying .......

OurCrazyFarm said...

Yes, the pictures are of Trent, Dicky Bird. He was handsome:))I miss seeing his smiling face.

Thank you my prayer warrior, Brenda~ God is listening.

TheLazyJ said...

I feel nauseous reading about that family and the journey they are just beginning, recalling Feb. 18th and the pain of it. Ugh... Praying with you, and holding each of mine tighter for as long as we have together. Trusting God in His timing, His sovereignty. Missing that bugger again today.

Anne said...

I will be praying, Terri. For this family and extended family. And for you. That God will use you and your ministry and passion in a manner that is healing for both the family that lost their son and also for you.

OurCrazyFarm said...

Me, too, Traci~ me, too.

Thank you, Anne.

mulroymomma said...

UGGGHH, It's so good to see his pictures again - and so hard because we miss him, praying for that family and yours you!!

OurCrazyFarm said...

I needed to hear that tonight, Brenda:)) Love you too!