Wednesday, January 13, 2010

A Welcome?

Therefore, my brothers, be all the more eager to make your calling and election sure. For if you do these things, you will never fall, and you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
2 Peter 1:10-11

In the quiet moments, I have been doing some soul searching. My mind repels sleep while struggling to find answers. Sometimes the answers to my questions appear obvious, and yet in the midst of trials, I find that answers are not always as black and white as I would like them to be. This is the stretching, growing time. These are the days when I must cry out to God for an answer and trust that even if He appears silent, He is there and He is working His purposes.

If my heart was hurting last week, this week it is broken. The world we live in is frighteningly dangerous and our children are under constant threat of the enemy who seeks to destroy them.

What is happening to our American youth? When little girls become not only the victims, but the perpetrators of vile acts how do we protect our own sons and daughters? How do we welcome a lost and dying world into our homes and churches when they are a determined poison to our families? How do we respond when they are set on a course to destroy? How do we love others and protect those in our care? What would Jesus do?


  1. Love you Martha and am praying.

  2. Thank you, Joy. I appreciate your prayers.

  3. I think that sometimes the question is not only "What would Jesus do?" but also, "What would Jesus have me do?"

  4. Maybe I didn't make it obvious, Anonymous, but that was what I was asking. "What would Jesus have me do?" I thought it was implied by my question of "What would Jesus do?"

  5. Oh Martha, I truly sympathize with you. Remember one thing, Jesus forgave, over and over again. I am praying for you and yours....

  6. Yes, Della, He did. I know He would have us forgive, how to proceed, I know not.