Three days ago someone questioned me about my faith and said “I don’t believe, and I don’t see why you should either.”
Two days ago when I brought an unbeliever to church and asked how it went after the service he replied “It was horrible. I hated it!”
Yesterday after bible study a friend stopped me and asked if that was a bible I was carrying and I said yes. He took it, saying he wanted to have a look and then said he felt like ripping it, saying “This disgusts me.”
It’s been a whole week of these sort of incidents happening. Last night I was just so overwhelmed by that glimpse of the rejection He had to face in order to save us.
Today Jackie had a word for me over lunch. From 1 Peter 4:12-13.
“Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, that you may be overjoyed when His glory is revealed.”
and Luke 6:22-23.
“Blessed are you when men hate you, and ostracize you, and insult you, and scorn your name as evil, for the sake of the Son of Man. Be glad in that day and leap for joy, for behold, your reward is great in heaven. For in the same way their fathers used to treat the prophets.”
Thank You for using her to speak to me Papa. I love you.