#lovejustwon No. Love won 2,000 years ago when Jesus conquered death and sin. When the darkness grows even darker, light has the opportunity to shine even brighter. Shine on, Christians of the Word. "Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven." Matthew 5:16I am tempted to be discouraged by the sinfulness of our country, and overwhelmed with sadness that our country, that was founded on Biblical principles, has strayed so far from God's law. I feel defeated, and for the first time in my life, have been able to truly say "Lord, come quickly!". In the past, I have always added a small addition to that, "After I have children, Lord, come quickly." I have been tempted to be fearful to live here where society is flaunting their sin, because of what God may do to this country (remember Sodom and Gomorrah?).
I must stop myself though. I do not serve a God of fear. My God is still on the throne, and remains the same...all-powerful, all-knowing, all-wise. I do not need to be afraid.
One way we are all equal, is that we have sinned. No matter the sin, it separates us from God.
As my friend stated, "Love won 2,000 years ago when Jesus conquered death and sin." While I do want the Lord to come quickly, I have the opportunity now to continue to shine before others. My purpose in life is to bring HIM glory, and with the light HE has given me in this dark and sinful world, I am equipped through HIS power.
On another note, we have had a wonderful month visiting with friends and family. We are thankful for godly friendships that laugh with us, eat with us, pray with us, and continue to point us to Scriptures to find our answers in this journey called life.
It has been a good month, and we look forward to another month to shine Jesus' light, in this dark, and sinful, world!