A Child of God
Yesterday I attended a funeral for the mother of a good friend here in Moldova. The ground was covered in snow, the temperature was -4 and the cemetery was all uphill but the people came to pay their respects. Mrs. Ludmila had been sick for several months and on Tuesday she went to be with the Lord. She was a believer; a child of God and she would tell you when you meet her.
Throughout the service many verses from the Bible were discussed, one verse was Revelation 21:4. This verse is actually one of my mother’s favorite verses along with one of mine too.
He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away. Revelation 21:4
After Tuesday Mrs. Ludmila had no more pain she did not suffered anymore. She was with the Lord, she is a child of God. Sister Ludmila’s faith was real and now in heaven she sees the hope that we have for she was a child of God. Just as Hebrews 11:1 says, we have faith and hope.
Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. Hebrews 11:1
Standing at the graveside I begin to think, if we believed in the Gospel and we had this hope along with faith why are we quiet. As believers we are children of God and we should want to tell every person we cross paths with about Jesus, but we do not that. We believe right?
As the service ended I was looking across the cemetery thinking about the coming new year, I want to be more intentional about telling others about the Lord and how He has changed my life. Then it hit me why do I have to wait until 2019 for we are not promised tomorrow. I pray the Lord strengthens me and gives me the courage to start now and to be more intentional about sharing my faith and the Gospel for I am a child of God. Just as the song says I am a child of God no longer a slave to fear. Thank you, Mrs. Ludmila, for being an example of a Godly woman.