There are some things that happen in life to show me what I don’t know. We’ve been praying for a boy in West Virginia by the name of Eli Clark. He had very aggressive brain cancer and endured treatments for months. Earlier this year the doctors sent him home saying there was nothing more that they could do.
There are folks in this life who are hurting. Pain, injury, illness, and loss have taken their toll on many. What about peace, hope, and love? Where do we turn to find those things when it seems like the world itself has been turned on it’s head? How do we reach out to those who hurt and grieve?
I consider it right, as long as I am in this earthly dwelling, to stir you up by way of reminder. This verse is found in 2 Peter 1:13. The apostle was telling those to whom he wrote that it was important to keep their minds focused on the things of God in Christ.
There has always been a way to communicate the news of the day. In ancient times there was word of mouth, like when a stranger came to a town or village and told what they knew. Of course, this method was slow and only as accurate as the person giving the information was deemed to be.