Things to Consider 6/13/19
In conclusion, Last week’s article I relayed that I spoke with a young lady while in route to a class in Houston. We continued to talk as I took her to the gas station to get gas for her car, remember my question was to her “Have you been saved and Baptized?” She told me that both of her parents were ministers, and she had stopped attending church quite a while back, she went on to tell me that she had to give up her two children because she was living in her car because of her lifestyle or “LET ME JUST SAY” her poor decisions concerning her life! This lady opened her heart up to me the rest of the way to the gas station. Without a doubt in my heart I felt that she just need someone to listen to her, and to give her some nonjudgmental advice. Well as we arrived at the station she thanked me for my kindness and started to walk off., I stopped her and said that I would help get her gas and take her back to her car, she said that’s alright I do not want to make you later than you already are. I told her not to worry about it if I was late because the first of the session was easy. As we got on the road back to her car she admitted that even though she was the daughter of ministers she was not saved or baptized, she was at the point as many, feeling that she was not worthy, I guess you can say. I told her that all have sinned in their lifetime. She was amazed at that statement and said that she has not looked at it that way. This lady poured her heart out to me as I spoke to her about the plan of salvation as written in John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” I told her that I could not judge her in anyway, because judgement is left to God. Her story was similar to others I have heard before. Just because one is the son or daughter of a prominent Christian does not mean they are saved. I wrote an article a couple of years ago about another young lady I met at the VA hospital. The lives of these two ladies parallel each other so much so that if they were not years apart in age and a hundred miles apart one might think them to be the same person. Well I left this young lady with a prayer and a message that the reason I was helping her is because Christ requires it of me. I will keep her in my prayers and I pray that you will also, keep Ashley G. in your prayers. Never miss an opportunity to be a witness for Christ Jesus. You never know who needs to hear that God loves them just as they are. By the way I arrived at my class about fifteen minutes late but unlike my Father I did not turn around and go home. I stayed and completed the class. It was well worth the delay if I planted a seed for Christ Jesus As always respectfully yours, Roger and Donna Harding. 472 CR 4775, Timpson, Texas 75975.