hope you are all doing good and standing up to the challenges ... ask the Lord for strength always.. he always delivers..
I was having a chat with one of my flat mates, and I was real sad for him.. I won't call him a close friend, we do have the regular banter here and there, that's all basically, so I was somewhat surprised when he just started saying why he'll never believe any pastor, and how if anyone invited him to church, he could go as far as slapping the fellow. The anger stems form the fact that his Dad was ill and the "pastor" of the place the worshipped kept saying "i am the Lord ..bla bla bla.. i have healed you ...bla bla.." he was still a kid then, but I guess the adults in the family were not wise enough to seek proper help for medical practitioners, so his Dad passed.
It's a pain I can imagine will never go away, because he will always think to himself, it could have been averted.
then he went on to say how his Dad gave money and property to the ministry then.
I wasn't at a loss for words, I thought I just had to say what's important for him at this stage.
I couldn't start questioning why they didn't seek medical help. #toolate
I basically just reminded him that, the reason why the call something fake is because there is a real, so I told him to not let his experience stop him from seeking God, not so "in-your-face", because, where he's at now, he'll need to heal before understanding.
I really felt bad for him, and I'm just thinking that day might have been the anniversary or something.
While I was thinking, I just couldn't help but think that Gods mercy is truly beyond what we can fathom.
A lot of people take His name for granted, and use His name to scam other people and yet He allows people time to make amends.
We regular people who don't claim to be sent by God, do "funny things" over and over, and yet He allows us time to change.
I always think to myself that as a Dad, how many times will I correct my child over a mis-deed before losing it.
His steadfast love doesn't end.
His mercies never come to an end.
They are new every morning.
afterthought: If I had mercy on an offender today and beat the living day-light out of him the next time he offends me.. I'm not sure anyone will remember me as merciful. :)
Of-course we know time will run out one day and all that, but I think by then, everyone would have had 1000 chances to change.
share your thoughts..