Monday, February 1, 2010

MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Making a difference is what we all want to do. Sometimes we wonder what we can do. I am encouraged by our grandson, John. John was saved at an early age but because of family problems he did not go to church for a few years. He will graduate this year and has become such a blessing to us. He and Adam, his younger brother, starting riding the bus to go church where we go. They could have ridden with us but they enjoyed getting to be a helper on the church bus. They were faithful every Sunday morning but did not go on Sunday Nights or Wednesday nights. Yet God was working in their hearts. While we were in Arkansas in September at the passing of my husbands sister I called my pastor's wife to let her know that Joanna had passed away. She was so excited! Not because of a saint that had gone home but something else. We had a conference on Revelation at this time. She said John had been coming and bringing a friend every night. We know that Revelation is hard for adults to comphrehend, but here were two teenagers going every night, taking turns driving. Naturally our hearts were thrilled but I wondered if they would make it through the rest of the week. Oh, ye of little faith! When we got home John told us he really enjoyed Revelation. The story does not end there. John and Preston (his friend) kept going and here it is January and they are still faithful. Yesterday morning as we left for church ~ John, Adam, Preston, (John's friend) and another boy were waiting for the bus. Preston had brought another friend. His name was Wade! He had come the Sunday before. But yesterday after Sunday School Wade was really under conviction. The Youth Leader dealt with Wade and led him to the Lord. Story not over yet! The teen-agers come to the regular service after Sunday School. I looked across the church and saw John and Wade sitting together. Then a gentlemen can in and sat down. He had never been there before. Then I noticed that Wade got up and went and sat by this gentleman. It was his Dad! Our pastor really preached on salvation and becoming a child of God. At the end I saw Wade and his Dad make their way to the front. His Dad was all broken up. You can guess what happened! His Dad was saved. They were back last night and are going to be baptised next Sunday. What I saying is, if you want to make a difference just be faithful. John was instrumental in getting these boys to church to hear the gospel and getting saved. Then a Dad came and got saved. We don't know the family yet ~ but we are expecting others to get in because of a Teen-ager that was faithful. Yes, we can all make a difference by being faithful and letting God use us in whatever small way He choses. Thank God for His faithfulness to us.

6 comments:

Elizabeth Mahlou said...

Indeed, every one counts.

Deborah said...

Amen! That is so wonderful! We just don't know how many lives are going to be touched by our testimony. Praise the Lord for John's faithfulness!

Abounding Treasures said...

Being faithful is most important and only the Lord knows how far reaching a faithful witness and testimony will be :o)

Blessings and thanks for taking the time to leave me a sweet comment!

Keith and Julie Loveless said...

Praise the Lord! I pray that John will continue to be faithful. God has something special for him.

Jocelyn said...

What a story! It’s so encouraging to hear something like that happen.

HOPE said...

Praise the LORD!! What wonderful news! especially of a faithful teenager! What a message this send to our youth. God bless him.

Thank you for your sweet comment and prayers.

HUGS
HOPE