Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Summer officially begins!

Hey Fellow Bloggers!
Yes, school is officially out and now it seems that summer has "officially" begun! One way I know? It has been soooo hot and humid it's not even funny! Yesterday I was babysitting my little adopted cousin. We decided not to go outside because it was just too hot, but I decided to take him out on the front porch. We were out there about 15 minutes before I took him back inside,the heat was just too hot (LOL) for me! Makes me think of the missionaries that sacrifice daily in Africa, Paupa Ne Guinea and in other parts of the world were it is sooo hot ALL the time! Main difference? They have (usually) few fans and what's air conditioning?:) And yet they continue to sacrifice for the gospel...Kinda makes you stop and think huh?
We had our awards ceremony for school... It was about two hours and it was STEAMIN'! I could hardly pay attention!
I have just been reading over some stuff on Rachael Joy Scott and Cassie Bernell...two girls who died for their faith in the Columbine shootings...They stood up for Jesus Christ! They were not afraid to acknowledge HIM as their Lord and Savior. They had sooo many dreams and then they were killed and are now with Jesus and are seeing and talking with Him FACE-TO-FACE! I've been thinking about death lately...no, I am not some morbid person with a death wish! I do want to see Jesus though! These girls...I used to think that they were so old! Now, Cassie and Rachael were my best friend's age...17 years old! As a teenager, I sometimes fall into the trap of thinking that I will "live forever" but... the Bible says that "Life is but a vapor" This poem by Rachael really challenged me:
"Rachel Joy's POEM:
What if you were to die today?What would happen to you?Where would you go?Tomorrow is not a promisenot a promise but a chance.
It may not be there for you.After death, then where wouldyou spend your enternity?
Will you have eternal lifewith your loving fatheror will you be ripped fromthe arms of your savior Jesus Christ?
ETERNITY IS IN YOUR HANDS...CHANGE IT! "
It is so true! It really challenges me...if you or I was to die today...what would our last day be like? Would we be ashamed of the way we treated others that we came in contact with? Would you go to be with Jesus? As Rachael said:
"ETERNITY IS IN YOUR HANDS...CHANGE IT!"
Thanx for reading...think about it today.

1 comment:

Art Ralston said...

That's pretty cool. On that same subject, here is a fact for you... In this country we don't have any idea what it is to be persecuted for your faith (thank God every day for that blessing!!), but every 3 minutes, somewhere on the planet, a Christian is killed because of their faith. That's a scary think to contemplate, and also such a powerful witness to how important that faith is!