Thursday, November 16, 2006

Extreme Record Keeper

Be sure, whatever you do, good or bad, there is one who knows all. I know you have heard the saying, 'no man is an island unto himself.' How true this is, considering the God of the Universe has an all-seeing eye, and a ear that hears, no matter how quiet you are or how low you whisper.

This was true in the case of Florica, who was being held in a communist prison. She had seen women leave the prison, never to be heard from again. She had no idea if they were free, or perhaps they were killed. She probably knew her day would come soon. But, she held on to the thought that whatever God's will for her life was, she would resign herself to accept it. Being human and a woman, surely she thought they would put her to death. But, she still held on to her hope in God.

Her name was finally called by the major. He made sure that she knew he realized 'her god' had made no interventions for her release. He also made it known to her that he was more powerful than her god. He told her that, in a communist society, no god is needed. I can imagine what Florica was thinking! But, she told him that she realized he was powerful, and perhaps had good records on her. She said:

"But God keeps records, to. Neither one of us would have life without him. So whether he keeps me here or sets me free, I'll accept that as best for me."
Three days later, Florica was released.
Romans 3:19...that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.
From 'Extreme Devotions' by The Voice of the 250

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