BeachGrandma wrote:Don, since God's Word will not return unto him void, I'll be anxious to find out who reads your post and how it deeply impacted their life. God bless you for caring for the lost and dying and wanting to see men and women experience a New Testament conversion.
Posting that here as a devotional was not the primary purpose for writing it. I had first written a more personal slightly modified version for the daughter of friends of ours who must undergo a major liver re-section surgery in the coming weeks. She is in her mid-thirties, and has three tumors growing on different areas her liver. It is not yet known if any are cancerous. The young lady is scared to death, but knows the surgery must be done.
The sad thing is that she, her husband and son, her brother, her parents (our friends), and her many aunts and uncles are NOT Bible believing Christians - not one of them believes much of anything. Her brother has an undergraduate and master's degree from the most liberal university in MN. He is an atheist, he is very articulate and opinionated, and he seems to hold control over the entire family with his godless views. It's almost impossible to discuss anything with him without his countering with his "logical" opinions. The entire family needs the Lord in their life.
One time when I was trying to witness to their father (my friend), he told me that he was happy for me that I had found what seemed right for me. Then, he went on to say that my religious views were not what he wanted or needed.
I am quite certain, however, that what I wrote will be read by most of the family. In addition, she is bi-polar, and is heavily medicated to just cope with her daily existence. Being bi-polar and highly irrational, it is feared by us that this set-back (need for surgery and possible cancer) could push her over the edge.