"REDEEMED ... " ~ 2
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and that is a piece of my heart today;"We are all on our way somewhere. We'll get there if we just keep going." - BARBARA JOHNSON
There were 2 brothers who were fighting side by side in France. Both brothers struggled to return to their unit, but only one returned safely. The returning soldier pleaded with his commanding officer to let him return to the front lines to look for his lost brother. Reluctantly, the officer gave permission. Sometime later, the soldier returned with his brother draped around his shoulders. But, just as they crossed the safety of the bunker, his brother gasped his last breath and died. The officer quickly said to the soldier, "See, I let you risk your life for nothing!" But the soldier responded and said, "No. When I found my brother and held him, he said to me...'I knew you'd come!' "As I finish packing for my missions trip to Ecuador, I cannot help but think about the Ecuadorian people that we will be ministering to. My heart is so full, to share Christ with those that are so hungry for Him and to help build a Youth Campground, the first in the country of Ecuador. I wonder how many Ecuadorians have prayed for someone to come and share Christ with their people?
ROMANS 5:6 "While we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly."How amazing is it that everything that we have failed at or haven't been able to do, and every minute that has been wasted trying to fix things our way - all of it - can be forgiven and made right by simply placing our life into the hand of the One who first gave it to us!
When we wrap our minds and hearts around the fact that God so loved us that He gave His only son, our hearts and minds will begin to fill up with His love. His love is unending and before we know it, love will be oozing and pouring out of us because we will not be able to contain all the love He has for us.