HURT BUT HOPEFUL

HI there young fella. I have to tell you there are days when I look back and think about how much easier it was being self centered and in my own world. When I didn’t care about anyone but myself, I hardly paid attention to what others where doing or what they believed in. They could have jumped off a cliff and I probably wouldn’t have noticed. 

Now, it is so tough to see people criticize God or Jesus here on social media. It hurts even more to see friends and/or family posting negative things about our Savior, or opening my eyes to the fact they don’t think He exists. These are good people. People I would love the opportunity to spend eternity with. 

Here is what I learned from the Bible…….more will deny Him than will accept Him. This is why it’s called a “narrow” road that leads to heaven. All we can do is keep living by example and pray for them. I pray every night for my friends and family. I pray that God will help stir something up in their heart that draws them closer to Him or opens their eyes. 

Son, we may never know what kind of impact we have on others we care about. Sometimes the words we say or the life we live doesn’t seem like it is doing any good. I’ll just say this: God works in mysterious ways. It might not be until someone is on their death bed or has some major scare, before the words we have said or actions we have shown will hit home to them. Just keep praying, just keep caring, never give up hope that even just one of them will come to the Truth! 

I love you more than ever stud!  

Dad 

1 Timothy‬ ‭2:3-4: “This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.” ‭‭

Romans 10:1: “Brothers, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for them is that they may be saved.”

‭‭Matthew 7:14: “But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.”

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