My friend Mary Ann came over last night for dinner and it was so great. I love having a friend who wants to talk about the Lord all night long. It's so refreshing. It makes me think back to our Mudhouse college nights playing Phase 10 and debating Theology. We ended up talking honestly about the close people in our lives who have strayed FAR away from the Lord. We are frustrated by the fact that there doesn't seem to be anything we can do to change the situation and even our prayers seem to be in vain. I was then reminded of something the Lord showed me the day my Grandmother accepted Christ. It was very emotional for me, since I had long given up hope that the day would ever come. God showed me that salvation is a miracle. That HE is the One who draws people unto Himself... we are just vessels to proclaim His truth. That gave me peace this morning while I was praying for family members that have gone astray. God is the One that has to get their attention, not me... I just need to be faithful to show God's unconditional love. By the way, if you ever head to The Mudhouse in Springfield, Missouri... order a Funky Monkey or Mudskipper... yum!
"No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him . . . "