“Truly I tell you,” Jesus replied, “no one who has left home or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields for me and the gospel will fail to receive a hundred times as much in this present age: homes, brothers, sisters, mothers, children and fields—along with persecutions—and in the age to come eternal life. But many who are first will be last, and the last first.”
- Mark 10:29-31
In this next week, I encourage you to make a list of those you know/ support who have left home or siblings or parents, or children for HIM and the GOSPEL and post it and their pictures if you have them somewhere in your house where you will see it often. Call or send them a note or email to encourage them and let them know you are remembering them. They could be in the next town or across the ocean. Pray for them to receive a hundred times what they left to go serve. It can be very lonely at times. Please pray for them a home, siblings, parents, and children in the faith where they are serving. Simply for people to do life with them there. Pray for strength and endurance in persecution and for HOPE in the eternal life to come.
To anyone who is reading this who has left home and everything they know; my heart is filled with gratitude for you. Because we know that the "gospel must first be preached to all nations"
- Mark 13: 10 before He comes back for us.