I consider those who visit this web log regularly, and who fellowship here, to be a microcosm of the family of God in the truest sense. Although in times such as these it is easy to grow callous, I appreciate the fact that so many of you took the time to say a prayer for Helen's granddaughter, to stand with her in this time of need, and write her notes and letters of encouragement.
It's easy to focus on the self exclusively when every teacher an evangelist is preaching a self-centered message, but we must remember that we are all members of one body, and as such should feel as a whole the pain and heartache of the one.
Throughout my life I have lived by the simple motto, that through everything, and in everything a lesson lies. There are no accidental circumstances in God, no variations of chance, to God there is purpose in all things, and He uses all things to fulfill His plan and bring glory to His name.
We must remember to have the heart of Christ, to hurt with those who hurt, to weep without hose who weep, and rejoice with those who rejoice. We rest peacefully in the warmth of His embrace, knowing that for every beginning he has already established an end, for every trial a victory, and for every heartache a comfort.
In this world which God has created and man has utterly befouled, it is easy to lose sight of what is truly important, relevant and worthy of pursuit. It is easy to grow cold and cynical, to become islands unto ourselves, to watch the world pass us by and shake our heads, sometimes in awe, often in disgust, but we must remember that no matter how dark polluted and depraved this world becomes God still has a remnant. There will always be a family of God, a people set apart, pursuing righteousness and once you find such a group, once your search is rewarded with their discovery, you realize you're home, you are part of His family, a member within the body of Christ, and it feels good and right.
With love in Christ,
Michael Boldea Jr.