I can’t get away from that question. It’s easy when someone in our immediate family needs something. When my grandson needed me even a man with a gun could not stop me from rescuing him, but what about the sheep.
In the last blog I realized I said the two men were shooting the sheep, they were loading live sheep also, and there were dead and alive sheep on the train. (Sorry).
I shared this dream with our Young Adult Class last night.
One question asked was, “where was the train going?” If you remember the train is what the enemy working so hard to fill. The train is on its way to Hell, (no need to try to sugar coat it, I think we have tried to sugar coat long enough).
I wonder how many are on that train because of me? I told my class some time ago and again last night, “I am afraid when I stand before God I am going to be sorrier for the things I didn’t do than the things I did.”
Matthew 25:42-45 “For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not. Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee? Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.” (KJV)
How many are on that train that I could have rescued?
All the “could haves, should haves, and would haves, aren’t so important now.
I think the more important question is— “how many are on that train today that I can rescue?” Yesterday is gone, the opportunity you had yesterday, last week, and last year is gone. As the old saying don’t cry over spilled milk.
So you messed up.
You missed the opportunity.
Don’t wallow around in it. Get up—dust off your pants, shake the dust from your feet and learn from it and don’t let it happen again.
Today is a new day. Take a deep breath. Come on breathe in real big. Now breathe out.
God gives you the breath of life, he woke you up this morning and gave you another day of life, don’t waste it.
How many lives will we affect today? I pray we affect them in a positive way. Someone needs to hear a kind word—someone needs someone to listen to them. Someone needs to hear, “I love you”. And there is someone who only needs to see your smile!
WHAT ABOUT HIS SHEEP? Lead them. Show them where LIFE can be found.
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