A funny thing happened on the way to church this morning...
As I was walking up to the front door, I heard a young woman behind me trying to speak through tears about someone who had been involved in an accident and died the previous night. I pit it aside and went into the sunday school classroom as usual. While talking to the pastor, another man came and got his attention. This was a man who led some of the evening youth services. He started by saying that he was developing the habit in his prayer life of sitting quietly before the Lord and listening for a period of 10 minutes. Earlier in the week, while doing that he had a clear message. That a young woman would come to the Wed. youth service wearing a denim jacket, and he really needed to speak to her. Sure enough, as he was preparing to start the lesson, a young woman arrived wearing a denim jacket. The only one in the group. He told her that she would be the star of the show, and went on with his message, and talked with her individually afterwards. The following evening, this young lady and several of the others from the youth class were prompted to have a conference call with the youth pastor.
Two nights later, the unthinkable happens and this young woman is killed in a car accident.
Seems to me, the Lord knew what was coming and wanted to make sure this girl was ready to go to him.
Pray for all those who are involved in this, all the family and friends, and for the youth ogf the church, some are having a lot of difficulty dealing with this, and some are not yet fully committed. Pray that this would have the effect that I think was intended, and that many would see the frailty and shortness of life and come to believe in the God of the eternal, and his son who makes eternal life possible for us.
The passage going through my head is...unless a grain of wheat falls to the earth and dies, it remains a single grain of wheat, but if it dies, it gives life to many.
It is time for the Lord to act,
For they have broken Your law.