so since i posted a bulletin yesterday, i decided to do another one tonight. well today something quite significant happened. God touched our hearts and by “our” i mean myself and three close girlfriends. we all go to school together and have the same breaks and what not, classes get out at the same time. we coordinate. my best friend lives about five minutes from my school, so ive made a habit of going to her house after school and just spending time together. today was a special day, two other of our girlfriends joined us after school. we went out to dinner and decided to rent a movie called “end of the spear”.
so we did.
this movie was about a missionary family that lived in the amazon basin searching for a particularly violent tribe. this tribe was so barbaric that they fought against and killed members of their own tribe. the father of the family ends up finding the tribe and 4 other missionaries join him as they try to reach out to this tribe. long story short, the natives end up killing all 5 of the missionaries, meanwhile leaving 5 widows behind. about two of the widows end up returning to the tribe, living with them and they become saved.
one thing that stuck out to me about this movie is that before the missionary men left, his son asked him if he were to get attacked if he will shoot them. his reply was simply, “son, they are not ready for heaven but we are.”
as i mentioned, all of the men are killed but none of them shoot or even try to defend themselves. this planted a seed in their hearts. and they know nothing of Jesus Christ. “WHY did they not defend themselves!?” through their obedience to the Lord, their wives were given the privilege to step in and actually live with the tribe. they couldn’t understand why the wives would want to live with their “enemies” (those who killed their family).
after watching this movie, it helped us all with out perspective. that God is truly all that matters. i am letting too much of the world into my own heart. i wear the name of Christ on my forehead, yet you should hear the things that come out of my mouth or the things i let myself watch on tv. it is time to stand up and know our God.
we must search our hearts and decide if we really believe in the God of the bible and whether we count it as something to live for.
i cant tell you how far i am from where i know God wants me to be. but i know that i serve a God of patience and love. He is a God of his word and has promised me the strength to know him and follow him. i trust that to be true. being called a christian is so much more than this society has labeled it to be. it is an honor and something we must fight for. it is time to let go of the world and embrace our Fathers way. AH!