The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. 2 Corinthians 4:4
April is a stunningly beautiful time of year in Portland. The flowering trees have made glorious displays of color throughout the city and are now bursting with new leaf growth. Daffodils and tulips brighten the landscape wherever you go and the sun has been making more appearances then the rain clouds, which is always a good sign in Portland.
However, my husband and I have not been in Portland this past week, we have been in Anchorage Alaska. They had a new cold snap while we were there and it snowed all week. The roads were white and the trees and bushes were still bare of any signs of spring, as if nature was locked forever in the dormancy of winter.
Sometimes people can seem the same way. Forever locked in unbelief. We share the joy of the Good News with them, we pray for them, we invite them to church, but all to no avail. Nothing changes, or so it seems. But maybe, like those stark Alaskan trees, they are closer to change and new growth than we can see.
Be encouraged; don’t stop reaching out to friends, loved ones and even strangers with the light of the gospel. They may be on the verge of a new spring in their souls, just waiting for you to bring the Son’s light and love into their lives.
Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father, I pray for people that do not know you, that you O Lord would soften their hearts and enable them to come to you for salvation and hope. Encourage us to continue to reach out to the loss, no matter how their life may look to us. Thank you Lord. Amen.