But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober. I Thessalonians 5:1-6
Have you ever had a “God” moment playing video games? I am not typically a “gamer,” like my teenagers, but they included me in one of their game times. It was fun to be spending time with our children enjoying something they do that I am not particularly well skilled in. We were laughing and having a good time. I was playing this really great game—racing, competing, crashing vehicles, causing chaos—when all of a sudden, the Lord spoke to my heart. “This is just a glimpse of what the world will be like without Me.”
I was clobbered emotionally. To grasp the idea that the fictional chaos on the screen could become reality for those around me was overwhelming! What would become of my neighbors, my friends, my family members if I did not tell them about Jesus as Savior while I have the chance? What would become of their lives, their relationships, their hopes and dreams without Jesus?
Thought provoker: This week, as we focus on the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ, may it be an urgent reminder of the Good News others around us need to hear. Use a video game as an opening, if you must, but most of all, tell them how much God loves them and how He wants them to spend eternity with Him!
Lord, please burden our hearts and give us the opportunities to share You and the salvation message this week! Amen.
Hope you all have a good, Godly day!