I don't know what is sadder, a person that thinks they have hope, or a person who thinks they have hope when there actually is no hope.
The event was a funeral today. I will not go into details to protect the family and friends.
In my preparation for speaking for a moment, I had recruited several people to pray for me to have wisdom. The situation was odd with one parent being a nominal member of one religion and the other a very vocal atheist. So from my world view, the after life is very much different from that which was presented from the main speaker.
I find it interesting how a people can be so indifferent toward religion and God during a normal day to day. But when a loved one has died, all of a sudden, 'they are in a better place." It's in those moments I just want to jump up and tell people scriptures and ask them to read their Bibles and believe. That sadly, their loved one is NOT with God. But I've never been moved on by the Holy Spirit to do such.
I keep getting reminders of how vocal and action oriented my faith has to be, of which I am following through on. I am so grateful that the Lord has put in my heart a passion to make sure people hear the Word of God and know that they can have a relationship and live in repentance. It breaks my heart to see so many living in rejection to his word..."and everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like the foolish man who built his house on the sand. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it." -Jesus (Matt 7:26-27.)
People aren't saved because of your life. But because of his death and ressurrection. Op
Christ Follower, Husband, Father, Student Pastor, and Lover of all things Garlic and Bacon.