Tuesday, August 31, 2010

20 years since Highschool graduation

Well believe it or not I am at the age where I am getting ready for my 20Th high school reunion. No, I can't make it but I keep in touch and remember. I was reading about the classmates who have passed away and yes, I cry. I didn't know them all but it saddens my heart. Some died by accident, some due to medical reasons, some unexpected, but sadder still those who chose to leave this world. My heart hurts for their loved ones and for the tragedy of it all. I have done a bit since leaving my high school, but even getting closer to 40 it doesn't seem enough. I wish I could reach the world and share the love of Christ with them. I wish John 3:16 would be understood for the true meaning it holds and not just a "sports events" sign. This is not a long post but friends if you don't know for sure you would go to Heaven when you leave this world or you feel like there is no hope--please know the loving God who made all things (John 1:3 &4)wants to hear from you and be the Saviour of your life and soul. I just can't believe it is 20 years since high school and it seems like yesterday. Christian time goes by quick, friends we are not promised tomorrow or our next breath. Christian share the God of your salvation, Friends listen with an open heart and let Christ come in.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Think Before Reacting

When judging someone else my friend, you never should for get, that there's, no doubt, at least one thing not known to you as yet; 'bout circumstances of the one, which known, would temper you, and make you ask: if in his place I wonder what I'd do? It may be someone crossed his path and ruffled up his day, and that is why he spoke those words he'd never planned to say. And you, because you did not know, a judgement harsh did make, if you'd but known, perchance a prayer you'd offered for his sake. And he, no doubt, would then have felt a strange and pleasant glow; think how it might have changed his day, tho' you might never know. Nor pat yourself upon the back that somthing great you've done, yet your regard for someone else had turned him to the SON. This world, no doubt, would sweeter be and we'd be more relaxed, If we'd remember that each man with problems great is taxed: and so he often says the things he later does regret. But if our hearts are filled with love, those words we'll just forget. -Nels Stjernstrom