October, for me is a bit sad. It was my Father’s birthday and his
and Mom’s anniversary. It was the month my late wife went to glory and
it reminds me of my sister passing way too soon.
However I am encouraged by these words:
Mar 10:28 Then Peter began to say unto him, Lo, we have left all, and have followed thee.
Mar 10:29 And Jesus answered and said, Verily I say unto you,
There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or
father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake, and the
Mar 10:30 But he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time,
houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands,
with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life.
When we came here we gave so much stuff away never to see it or
the people who received it, again. Every object of our past was gone.
All was left were memories. Good and bad.
Yet it also makes me happy. That we were willing to forsake all to serve God and we haven’t been disappointed yet.
We do it in silence as we see on FaceBook things like, Share this
if you think teachers are the best-or nurses-or veterans but I have
never seen one that speaks about those who left it all.
That does not mean you need to be a missionary but it does beg the
question, when you received Christ as your Saviour, did you leave it
Or are the priorities in your life have only to do with self pleasing?
Do you wake up in the morning realizing that God is there with
you? Do you greet Him and study His word and pray or do you wait untill
the evening and fall asleep while doing so?
Do you inquire of God how you might serve Him each day? How you
might make a difference? What kind of legacy you will leave behind?
As the time draws nearer I do not cease to think of my life in
Christ. It is my main focus. It is what fills my heart and makes me
I have never regretted leaving it all behind.
The cross before me, the world behind me…
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