February 10, 2012
I sit at my tiny 27″W x 15″D ‘desk’ answering mail and questions like I have done nearly every day for the last five and a quarter years. During that time, I have only had three days with no mail. Mail has been SUCH a blessing and encouragement! (See Pro. 25:25 and Mt. 25:34-46). I’m embarrassed that I still need encouraged. Elijah, too, was a man of like passions (James 5:17) and he got REALLY down a time or two himself (1 Kings 19:4-18).
I was saved February 9, 1969. Here I am, on the first day of my 44th year as God’s child in prison. This situation is no different than LOTS of God’s kids have endured over the centuries. Because the world hates God, so the world hate us as God’s kids, too! As I sit here answering Alen’s letter from Croatia, I am overwhelmed by God’s goodness and grace! I am answering a letter from a man I have never met, who is in a country I have never been. Yet, God graciously allowed me to minister to him through the seminar DVD series. Hmmmm? Whodathunkit?
Alen enjoyed the series so much, that he paid his lost sister to translate Part One into English and she was saved as a result!
“My sister, Aleksadra, has become a Christian! How? Well, she was unemployed, so I gave her a DVD entitled, “The Age of the Earth” to translate it, and I gave her some money, of course. While translating, she repented and put her life in the hands of the Lord Jesus. I am sorry for my bad English language, but it is easier for me to translate English to Croatian (Hrvatski) than to write or to speak English. Sorry.”
Alen, PLEASE don’t be sorry! You blessed me beyond words! Knowing that the Mighty God of the Universe is willing to let us feeble humans work in His Kingdom is just… well, just overwhelming some days!
Today is the beginning of the rest of our lives! It is never too late to sign up in God’s army!