Be Ready — Guest Post by Victoria Findley

Victoria Findley is a Special Education teacher. She is also our darling daughter.

“On whatever occasions persons met together, Christ was to be heard of, and seen in the midst of them. Our young people, when they met, were wont to spend the time in talking of the excellency and dying love of Jesus Christ, the glory of the way of salvation, the wonderful, free, and sovereign grace of God, His glorious work in the conversion of a soul, the truth and certainty of the great things of God’s word, the sweetness of the views of His perfections, etc -”  Jonathan Edwards.

Oh that we had such a heart and fire for God that was not just limited to church time or within Bible times, but that the passion is so great that anytime is a good enough time to worship Him openly and freely.

Today I was challenged by a student. His question was, “What is our purpose here on Earth?”

The teacher of the class said, “God made us to love others, to get along and to do good.” It sounds good but is it enough? Suddenly, I don’t know why, but both the teacher and the student looked straight at me. I asked, “What was the question?” They repeated it. The answer I gave came out of me but not from me:

“God created man to honor, glorify and worship Him with our whole hearts. Then to minister to others and bring them to Him. We are supposed to work together and remain loyal, but for God’s sake, not our own.” Maybe those weren’t the exact words, but my student and teacher stared, and she said something along the lines of “That’s the simplified version of what I said but we are in school not church, so go ahead and get finished with your paper.”

They resumed but my thoughts still lingered about what just passed. God gives the opportunities to witness. Take them and let Him handle the results. Don’t forget: “But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:” 1 Peter 3:15

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