Monday, February 2, 2009

Who Shall Seperate Us From the Love Of Christ?

Romans 8:31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? 33Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. 34 Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised— who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us. 35Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? 36As it is written,

"For your sake we are being killed all the day long;
we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered."

37No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, 39nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

I never thought I would write this in America.

We have some students that go to our school whose family is Hindu. The father's greatest concern, when he enrolled the kids in school, was that they would be converted to Christianity. The 2 younger siblings repented from their sins previous to the snow retreat, and the staff and friends of the senior daughter have been praying fervently for her repentance, towards true joy in salvation, for a long time.

Well at the S/R the older sister repented for the first time. She was broken and got up and told everyone of her decision. What a glorious day to speak of the Gospel of Christ.

Well apparently, since the other 2 kids were already saved, the older sister thought that they should tell their parents of their decisions. The father told them that if they didn't recant that they would either have to go to the public school or they were going to be sent back to India.

My heart breaks for the kids, but I know that God has an amazing plan in all this.

Please, please pray for the kids!
Pray that they would have courage. They want to honor their father and their family and this has to be very difficult. The son is in 8th grade and the other daughter is in 9th.
Pray that God would give them boldness to share their faith with their father. Pray that God would break his heart and bring him to repentance.
Pray that the students of GA would rally in prayer to Our Great God, and that their lives would be greatly impacted by this.
Pray for the leaders of the school that they would have wisdom.
Pray that God would work mightily in all of our lives as we live out our own faith in front of a sick and dark world, right here in America.


AVU said...

You should have seen the response of the seniors to this situation. They spent most of an hour ministering the Word and prayer to their sister in Christ. No matter the short term outcome, God will be glorified in this situation. He already has.

Chuck Weinberg said...

God will continue to glorify Himself through this, for sure. The rest of the student body will be forced to look at their own decisions for Christ and evaluate whether or not they are this zealous for Him.
It seems that God is working somewhat of a revival in the hearts our our students, which can have far reaching effects.
Thanks for your encouragement, and sharing with the rest of us God's working in the student's lives.