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Topic: Question (05/24/12)
TITLE: Inquiring Mind
By Mildred Sheldon
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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 God’s 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. “Above 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.”
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 Meg’s. They had a burning desire for the Lord so deep within their souls that they exuded Christ’s 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 wasn’t 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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