Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Lord, Not Her!

Dear Friends,

God's idea about who you should reach might be different than yours. 

And he said, “Go, and tell this people ….”  ~ Isaiah 6:9

Can’t you just hear Isaiah groaning, “O Lord, not this people?”  Have you ever had a similar experience?  I have.  I can remember telling God just where to send me.  I wanted to work with teenagers.  They had caught my attention and captured my heart, and I kept saying to the Lord, “Here I am, send me!”  “Go and tell this people,” the Lord replied, drawing my attention to some very old ladies who were my neighbors.  They were all over seventy years of age, one was crippled, one blind, and one deaf!  I obediently, though grudgingly, complied, inviting them to a Bible study.  Only the deaf one responded.  Sitting in my little living room and screaming into her ear was a far cry from youth evangelism.  I comforted myself with the thought that God promised Isaiah there would be a remnant that would respond!  Even as I had that thought, the remnant was sitting looking at me!  This little old deaf lady accepted Jesus and went to be with Him shortly afterwards!   

I suddenly realized the necessity of reaching the aged; they don’t have as much time as the youth!  It is hard going, as older people tend to be adamant where change is concerned, and accepting Christ means change.  When they have always done something one way, another way seems impossible.  But He who said He was “the Way” showed these ladies “the truth” and gave them His life, and “this people” became my people!  What joy!

When God says go and tell “this people,” don’t argue - go!  You’ll find that a remnant will respond.

In Him,

Jill Briscoe
Executive Editor

1 comment:

  1. Romantic & fun day...Spent all day ☼ with my 56 y.o. Birthday husband((♥))
    "My beloved is white and ruddy, the chiefest among ten thousand. My beloved is mine, and I am his.."~Song of Solomon 5:10&2:6a
    Well Jill, we have that Chiropractor coming to our home to see Laurie *LORD willing) on Friday. It's out of my comfort zone, as Laurie had gone through so much in the accident & the unknown is hard at the hand of the unsaved. But I know he is good at his job & needs saved too; and God can even work through him to help Laurie.
    Glad God waited till just now tonight for Laurie & I to get the flu. Laurie just vomited twice. Tomorrow annual Social worker visits if it doesn't keep snowing. Thursday ambulance & off to hospital for new doctor check for Laurie & chiropractor for me in pm. Chiropractor at our home first time for Laurie Friday. Pray for his salvation too.
    God is here. We are blessed ((☼))God has been so faithful. ~When it snows it pours ♫Wash me & I shall be whiter than snow♫ Love you Jill!~Leslie