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Quite a depressing few days actually.
A church member's dad passed away, probably on Saturday from a heart attack, but was only discovered on Sunday. A week ago he was fine, he works a job, doing ok, and in an instant *snap* he was gone.
Same day a friend of mine sms-ed me and said she was at my hometown for her aunt-in-law's funeral.
Yesterday my big boss' was not around, because his relative had passed on too.
Death knows no time, no place. When the reality of that sinks in, it really gives a whole new outlook and perspective of life.
Embarassment from pleading with people to know Christ gives way to urgency and desperation to see them not going to the wrong place when they die.
A couple in our church, the Mrs is 6 months pregnant, her waterbag broke. She and baby are stable at the time of blogging. Sparing the details, we're praying hard for God's miraculous healing and safety of mum and baby.
Subscribing to a christian news network, I get emails everyday, maybe 2 or 3, updating on what's happening to christians around the world, focusing quite a bit on the persecutions and sufferings part of it. 2 weeks away from the office meant that I had quite a backlog of these emails to catch up on. Man, the persecutions and sufferings didn't seem so bad when reading them bit by bit everyday, but when you read them in a row like that, the reality of it just hits you like a brick in your face. So much hatred and violence going on against christians all over the world. Talk about carrying the cross and following Jesus...I guess the "brick in my face" came just about the right time, with Good Friday and Easter just around the corner.
Praise Jesus for what He's done, and may His grace and peace be with His suffering sheep.
"This is my Father's world. O let me ne'er forget,That though the wrong seems oft so strong, God is the ruler yet."