I received a very kind farewell letter from a bright 15 year old boy yesterday. He said very kind words and I nearly cried. I thought I'd share what this young man said in his closing paragraph. Remember he is only 15 and I'm pretty sure his father has little interest in God.
"I have come to realize in these past few months that if everyone on Earth is to become a believer, it will not be through lectures. It will not be through pontifications and sermons and dusty old chapters in the Bible. It will be through the believers, not the belief. The day-to-day observation of people who turn the other cheek and love others as themselves that will testify that something extraordinary is happening inside of them. In our modern world, when we have become so jaded that we are always asking where the miracles are, we have lost sight of the miracles around us. Perhaps to forgive those who have wronged you and to sacrifice yourselves for others is more amazing than parting the Red Sea."
Oh, that these words would be true of my life.