Last week the children’s home spent a few days at the Heart of Texas Bible Camp in Brady, TX. One of the days Rick Dugger came over and gave a shooting demonstration. Debra was suppose to come but, sadly, she was sick that day. Later that evening a chuck wagon came and we ate food prepared from the chuck wagon. It was a delicious meal and was topped off with some music and singing.
We very seldom think of the way our pioneers traveled nowadays. Wagon trains carried many people from the East to the West for a new life. It was hard for many of them as they had the elements to fight, the natives of the land at times, and the discomforts of that style of life. It wasn’t easy and yet they were willing to persevere to get to the end of their journey.
We live in a world where we can have food prepared in a matter of minutes. We have ovens, not open fires to cook upon. We even have microwave ovens with frozen (what would our forefathers think) dinners that can be hot and ready to serve in minutes. We have toilets that flush, cars to drive, computers, the internet, etc. We live in a world of luxury.
I am proud be an American and proud of my heritage. But I am even prouder of being a Christian. Jesus was the Pioneer who paved the way for my Salvation as He came in to this world (John 14:6). Today I have the opportunity to live with Him for all eternity. I am proud of my Christian brothers and sisters who, in the first century, and even today in some places, were and are persecuted for their faith.
In Acts 8:1 we read of how the church was persecuted and many people left Jerusalem teaching the good news everywhere they went. Many of these people would die a martyr’s death. They had many hardships to overcome and boldly faced everything.
Today let’s rejoice in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Let’s live our lives for Him no matter how difficult it may be at times. He gave His all, do you?