Grace set up a little horse show for us the other day. All spring and summer the horse crazy girls in my life have been begging to have another horse showdeo at our place. I just couldn't do it. Too many firsts, too many tears, not enough energy to commit to anything other than grieving. Hopefully next year, little ladies; Lord willing. But I did get on and ride my mighty beast; not in the arena, but in the yard. No dunk race to laugh about this time; rather, I wore my winter hat. No hoola-hoops, goat catching, or pancake-eating-cousins; just mom and daughters and memories and little brothers taking pictures.
I have found, like Lightning, that I am a one trick pony. I only know how to do the same thing over and over and over again; and for me, that is thinking about Jesus and eternity. I'm not sure how many opportunities you have to witness to people about salvation and the benefits of heaven, but around here we get a lot. Especially in the past eight-and-a-half months there have been uncountable opportunities to share our joy and God's truth.
But it still surprises me that I receive, almost unanimously (there are a few exceptions), the same reaction. "Christians" don't quite get that heaven is better than earth, obedience is not an option, and that God really knows what He's doing although they profess the same God as mine, and non-Christians think they will be fine trusting in themselves for their own salvation and don't need to read or hear any Scripture.
I feel beat to a pulp after this past week. I am so saddened for the unbelievers and so disappointed in most of the believers that I have encountered the past few days. My Bible says that God is trustworthy, He is faithful, heaven is good, and we should long to be there. My Bible says that if I am weak, it is actually beneficial because then I quit trusting myself and depend on God, and it's then that His strength is revealed through me. My Bible says that we should forgive, and love, and tell the truth, and plain-old be nice. Guess I need to remember that I only stand before God to give an account for my life and how I lived when my day comes to face my Creator.
Looking forward to a new week and what God has in store for it .