Stories from Ukraine-2 - Tuesday July 06, 2010
Now this I say, he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. 2 Corinthians 9:6
A young lawyer named Sasha attended one of our English clubs. Many times we would weave the gospel through our lessons. Like Galina, Sasha was interested, but not ready-that is until his roommate had a dream in which Sasha died. Sasha took it to heart, and realized that some day he would in fact die, and he knew he would be in hell. At this point he started to reflect on the things Steve, my husband, had shared with him about having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Soon thereafter Sasha became a Christian. Just last week he and Steve had lunch together because he wanted to talk about how to best speak with his family about Jesus.
As I have reflected about our afternoon with Galina, and Steve's lunch with Sasha, I am reminded that these times are just a sneak preview of what heaven is going to be like. We will see people that we have shared Christ with who later became Christians, but we never knew it! Or see others we have lost touch with who have gone on for Christ. In heaven we will be able to hear all when we meet together again! Our hearts will be exploding with so much joy and happiness that we will barely be able to stand it!
Finally, when I think of people like Galina and Sasha, it motivates me to notice the people around me and recognize they are either going to be in heaven or hell. God will use every instance that we show love to someone, take a risk, and tell them about Jesus. We may see the results on this earth-or maybe not until heaven! Therefore, let's sow bountifully!
One-Year Reading Plan:
1 Chronicles 2:18-4:4
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