9/9/14 Charlotte, Oscar about 50, 25
I enjoyed doing outreach today with Bob, another elder from our church. We talked with an older woman named Charlotte and a younger man named Oscar. Bob was amazed that both of them have had plenty of opportunities in their lives to seek and find God - through family church involvement, faithful relatives, and easy access to the Bible – yet neither has followed through to take advantage of them. It was a bleak reminder that without the Holy Spirit’s input into our lives, we are spiritually “dead” in our sins and unable to bring ourselves to life. Afterward, I told Bob “There but for the grace of God, go I.” We would be the same way if God hadn’t intervened in us to bring us to faith. The promise Paul gives in his letter to Philemon rang true today – “I pray that you may be active in sharing your faith, so that you will have a full understanding of every good thing we have in Christ”.