Last week I received an email that has almost rendered me speechless. It was a nice email from a kind soul in India reaching out to let us at Light Love Hope know the impact we have had on their life. They spoke such sweet words asking us to continue to share about God as there is such idolatry in India.
I sat there after receiving this email allowing it all to soak in. Our little blog has traveled the world in the short time it has been in existence. India! Who would have ever thought that it would have been that far reaching and would have left an impact. Yet, from the words written in that precious email, it’s true.
It really struck me that the blog is truly world wide. While we know that people can access it from around the world, to know that it truly has occurred and touched someone’s heart and soul FOR CHRIST … wow. That is humbling in and of itself. Then it makes you really think about the words that you type out on this screen. You can’t take your responsibility lightly here at all when you’re trying to share God’s LIGHT in this dark world … God’s LOVE to those that may not have been told before nor have come to know His unconditional love personally until now … God’s HOPE to hold on to in hard, bitter, and trying times. Oh, the impact this email has had on my heart since receiving it!
We all have a testimony inside of us. We all have stories that matter that are crying out from the depths of our souls to be heard. They all matter. Every single one!
We try to share on this blog and be as authentic as we can about real life matters and things that grip your heart. This isn’t just a feel good blog where we casually write things we pull out of thin air. These things that we’ve written about on the pages of this blog have happened in our lives, our friend’s lives, and our families. It matters. It needs to be told. But what’s more is that God needs to be honored and glorified in all that we say and do because ultimately, it is not about us any way … it is about GOD!
To know that someone in India is begging for more of God … from someone like me that feels so inadequately prepared. I’m not a bible scholar, but then again, maybe I don’t need to be in order for God to use me. Because He has … and He is … and He will continue to as long as I submit to Him and allow Him to work through me and share the words that He gives me. And I will.
This one email sharing how our blog has impacted their life in turn impacted mine. I realize I have a great responsibility now more than ever to speak about God and to share what I know about our Father in Heaven. I can only hope I share enough and word it just so that others may be drawn closer to Him and have that true relationship with Jesus Christ so that they, too, may have the gift of eternal life that is theirs as long as they believe and accept Him into their hearts.
Life changing words of a short email in the form of love from India left a mark upon my heart, and I thank you, Dear Reader. I truly thank you.