We helped the Gideon's come on our huge campus and hand out Bibles this week. Lots of wise, old men handed out thousands of Bibles. The biggest campus in Colorado with 40,000 students, almost 1/4 of them recieved a Bible this week. Awesome!
Last week Austin had a conversaton with a girl who was not a believer but was searching. He gave her a Bible and she said, "perfect, I had to return the one I was using from the library this morning."
I'm so incredibly grateful.
Where would I be without God's Word? How many lies would I still be believing? Or perhaps I would be completely overrun by anxiety for lack of perspective.
God's Word. What treasure! I am amazed that God appointed me to live now and here, where I have access to His Word.
I think about heaven a lot and actually after reading Randy Alcorn's book, Heaven, I think about it even more. So I wonder... when we are in heaven and get to meet Pomponia Graecina from 57AD, the first AD woman to be martyred, I wonder what our conversation with her will be like? I bet she will be amazed that we had access to God's very Words.
Or when we get to have coffee with Mary, Persis, Tryphena and Tryphosa (Romans 16:6 and 12) who helped Paul in spreading the gospel. I bet they will be amazed that we got to live during the time when more people were alive than all of history combined and got to see God's grace abound that we have more resources and accessiblity to reach the world for Christ than any other generation.
This week I have experienced God give me perspective on my future, my kids and my husband and ministry all through His Eternal Word. What a privledge!
So I want to Brag On God as the Perspective, Wisdom and Truth Giver. And Brag On Him as the Generous One Who has offered us His life-giving words through Scripture.
I love how you can read the same thing over and over in Scripture but God shows you something complete different each time. And each time it's tailor fit to apply, to make sense in the exact situation you are in. God is so awesome!
I am reading through 2nd Samuel. (The OT history books are my favorite, really I am not even sure "favorite" is a excited enough word for how much I love the stories.) But this week I was struck by the vulnerability of David. He is not just some dead shepherd turned king. He is alive, in heaven and very aware that we are all reading about his life, and not just the good stuff. Other than the 340 million people who don't have God's Word in their language, people all over the world read about how David's son raped his daughter and he did nothing about it. And how David's son, Absolom killed his other son Amnon because of the rape and though David was "furious" he did nothing. David knows we read that. I would be so embarrassed to have my failures put out there for the whole word to read. But God...
But God, while we were still sinners Christ died for us. David's perspective now in heaven is a lot different than mine. He is probably not embarrassed because he sees the cross with more clarity. He has made more and more of Jesus and less and less of himself. He knows Jesus' blood defines him, not his failure. I'm confident he knows life is not about him, but about God.
Thank you God for reminding me though Your Living and Active Word that it's not about me! Oh how often I need that reminder! Here I am, all of me to be a vessel for however You see fit. My only request is that my life would make much of You.
It's always so exciting to me to think about how God is being made known all across the world through our partnership! Awesome!
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On Thursday I will be doing a Glance Back, highlighting some of the blogs linked up.
Honored to partner with you in bragging about our Laminin Maker God!