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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Question (05/24/12)

TITLE: Inquiring Mind
By Mildred Sheldon


My sister Meg was three years younger than myself, and when we were growing up she nearly drove the whole family insane with her constant questions.

We all thought Meg would outgrow her incessant questions when she started school, but it seems as if knowledge brought more questions. She never took anything at face value, and she questioned everything. At first we thought she was a skeptic, but time showed us she sought wisdom and knowledge.

I remember this one instance so well, and when I think back to that day I still chuckle. Meg had an inquiring mind, and at the young age of sixteen she asked dad to prove the existence of God.

Dad was a pastor, and he loved telling about the existence of God to all who would listen. Dad had a twinkle in his eye when Meg asked him that question. They walked into his study and for the next two hour dad and Meg talked about the existence of God.

Dad took Meg to Godís Living Word starting in the Old Testament, and ending up in the New Testament. Dad read II Timothy 3:16-17, and finally to II Peter 1:20-21. ďAbove all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophets own interpretation. For prophecy never had it origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.Ē

It was no surprise that Meg chose to be a teacher. Meg met her future husband while in college, and he had a love for God that equaled Megís. They had a burning desire for the Lord so deep within their souls that they exuded Christís love. James had a heart for missions, and Meg joined him as they traveled the world. She taught the children, and James taught the adults in the ways of the Lord. They were a perfect match.

For the next forty years they witnessed to everybody that crossed their paths. Meg and James had a zeal for God that brought joy to the whole family.

James and Meg returned to the states, and were on their way to the Missions Board when we lost them in a freak car accident, but that wasnít the end of their legacy. Their two sons, James Jr. and John have the same characteristics of their parents. It has been a year since that fateful day, and their children remind us of how good and wonderful our Lord is. They may no longer be with us, but their zeal, and love of the Lord will continue through their off springs who are following in their footsteps.

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C D Swanson 05/31/12
What a legacy indeed. They have left so much behind...between the people they touched and converted, and shared the Gospel of Jesus with. They have done their job well. I am sure they were welcomed into paradise with angels singing and God saying, "Welcome home Children. Well done, well done."

This was beautiful, well written and touched my heart and soul. My condolences for your loss, but how you must rejoice at the life spent here on earth. And, now continuing in God's presence.

God Bless you~
Maria Kana Santos06/02/12
I identify with Meg. But am only at my "beginning" in my search and study of Scripture in its plainest (and different) way God means for His words to be understood. Biblical history is very important. When we sincerely seek God, His Holy Spirit will answer every question we want to know of Him and His purposes. Well done to James Jr.and John. God bless their lives to bless many pointing them to the One and Only God. Amen.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 06/05/12
This is a beautiful testament to your sister. I could sense her life ended far too soon. However, I believe in her short life she probably touched quite a few people and taught their sons to do likewise. I can feel the pride and love through the page.
Norma-Anne Hough06/07/12
Beautiful and moving family story. So sad for your loss, but God truly provided through their children. Blessings and thank you for sharing. She must have been an amazing person.