Thursday December 22, 2011

Today when I opened up my facebook I noticed that my brother Jonathan had left a video link on my facebook page about the “end times”. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to watch it or not because sometimes when I read about it or watch videos on this topic for some reason it puts fear into my heart. I was curious so I watched the video anyways however afterwards I wasn’t sure if that was such a good idea or not because again it put a lot of fear into my heart.

I don’t know why my heart fills up with fear when I hear about the “end times” but it just does and then all of these negative and bad thoughts and images come into my mind. I just think what if this happens or that happens and I reflect on those things. I know I shouldn’t allow fear to come into my mind and heart because I know in my heart that I belong to Jesus and He has given us a future of hope and not of despair (Jeremiah 29:11). I really need to stop worrying and fearing what might happen to me and put my full trust in Christ.

I am really grateful for the conversation that I had with my brother Jonathan on facebook this evening. I am so glad for the opportunity that God gave us to talk about Him. I have really been praying for my brother a lot lately because I am not sure where he is with God right now. I was curious why he searched this video in the first place so I asked him. He told me he had searched for videos on UFOs and ended up coming across this video. He told me that when he saw this video he found it was quite powerful to watch.

I pressed on and I asked him if Jesus would to come back today or tomorrow would he be ready to meet him. I was very surprised by his answer because he was very honest with me. He told me that he doesn’t feel ready because he hasn’t really been reading his Bible much or praying much. I told him that I appreciated his honestly and I told him that I have really been praying for him. I told him that God appreciates it when we are honest and I told him if he reads the book of Psalm that David was very honest with God when he prayed.

I told him that I sent him a devotional book for Christmas and encouraged him to use it every day because God longs for this kind of relationship with His children. We also talked about prayer too. His response was “ya, I should start doing that”. I am so encouraged by the conversation that God gave me today to talk about the Lord with my brother. I will continue to pray for him and encourage him. It would be a blessing if you could say a prayer for him too, thanks!

This is a great Christmas song sung by Point of Grace!

The song is called: Carol of the Bells/What Child is This?

About Andrea

I am from Whitby, Ontario. I have lived in Romania for 9 years as a missionary but I am currently in Canada on a sabbatical break at this time. I have also lived in South Korea for a year and I have also been to Russia, Uganda, Albania and the Czech Republic on short-term mission trips. In 2012, God also gave me an amazing opportunity to go to Mozambique for the Harvest Mission School with Iris Ministries as well. I love children, reaching out to people who are in need and vulnerable, I have a passion to fight against the injustice issue of human trafficking and to simply share the love of Jesus wherever I go. I also love cats too and I have a cat of my own named Minnie!
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