Monday, April 5, 2010

Firsts, Firsts and More Firsts...

Talk about an unusual day! This is one for the record book, at least for me!

It was a time of reflection for me, calming down, if you will, after a whole week of firsts in my life, without my beloved Gordon: our wedding anniversary, Good Friday, the Saturday of our wedding weekend, Easter Sunday. And more sorrow that I haven't even mentioned, too. However, this is not why it was an unusual day.

You may/may not know that I am on Facebook. If you are on FB and aren't yet my friend, please request friendship and we can become friends; please just let me know how you know me. Thanks.

Today, on FB, A...a FB 'friend' who is a Windsor radio announcer/disc jockey and columnist for a local monthly magazine, here in Windsor, tagged me regarding an article he wrote about how it is important to live our lives the way we want to be treated, giving no regard to any Gospel message, but talking about the importance of being kind and good, especially to others.

Of course, I responded with a comment, giving the Gospel message, especially because when he tagged me, it meant it was directed to me. More comments were given by people in support of A. So, once again, in a very gentile way, I agreed with them that people have the freedom to believe or not believe what they want, but letting them know that it doesn't mean they are correct/right. Especially since it is God's Word, not mine that tells us that there is only one way to salvation and that's through Jesus Christ; that we cannot earn it, especially by being 'good'.

After more negative comments, I again responded (actually, just a few minutes ago), reminding the people that it is God's Word, not mine, so they should take it up with Him, if they have a problem with what I said. My final comment let them know that I have prayed for them and will continue to do so.

Only two people were even kind to me, in their comments. One person, I requested to be friends with.

Wow! Talk about a unique day! How often is a person confronted with stuff like this?! lol It's a first for me!

If it sounds like it is bothering me, rest assured it isn't. I know that God's Word tells me that I will be persecuted for my faith. While what happened today is minor in comparison to what some of my brothers & sisters in the Lord experience, it is still persecution. God says to consider it Joy! So, I am thankful. For I know I will be rewarded in heaven, when I get there.

If you would like to read the article and comments, you will find a link to it on my profile wall, on Facebook. You can't miss it! Feel free to read it and comment, if you like.

My friend J, picked me up, at suppertime. We went to Roseland Golf & Curling Club together, for dinner. It was a fund-raiser for Far East Broadcasting Canada. J's brother J, is one of the organizers.

Last year Gordon and I attended and supported this wonderful outreach programme that broadcasts by radio, preachers/teachers promoting the Gospel, to areas of the world that are unreachable by other means. What a blessing it is, to be able to participate and know that my prayer and financial support is helping to bring souls to Christ, where I cannot go. Where most and in some cases no Christians can go. Praise God! Thank You, Jesus!

It was a sort of melancholy feeling, for this was again, another first. Being there, without Gordon.

To be honest, this last week has been such a stretch of faith, with painful suffering for me. I wish I could say it isn't so, but it has been.

The good news is that God was with me throughout the whole ordeal. I wasn't and am not alone, for He is with me always. He promised that He will be with me always, even to the end of the age.

All I can say is this: Praise God! Thank You, Jesus!

Until next time...