Dru (16 March 2011)
"a letter I wrote my husband  ..."

Dear Doves ...
Here is a copy of an email I sent to my husband today, so I thought that some of you might find it encouraging, too:
Hi Honey,
I've been thinking so much about how close we are to the Rapture of the church and being with our LORD and Savior, as well as the sadness I feel in my heart for leaving my daughters behind whom do not know the LORD. Then it struck me that no amount of begging or pleading will work on either of them at this point - this close to the Rapture - since they have heard the gospel over, and over again all those years growing up in our home and while attending church.
But I still find myself feeling somewhat sad and tearful, sometimes crying my eyes out at the thought that they will not go in the Rapture - AND, most importantly, that they may not even go to heaven when they die. Of course I still hope and pray that they will get saved before they die - I hope and pray that for All that are lost - but I pray especially for my loved ones, well, because they are my loved ones.
And then the LORD put these passages on my heart while I was thinking and praying about my daughters, since as you know, I pray for them every single day:
"If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brothers, and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple." -- Luke 14:26
"Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I have come to turn a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law -- your enemies will be the members of your own household." --Matthew 10:34-36
Those words of Jesus really hit me and I wanted to share them with you, too, because I know that you have a burden for your family as well - and I especially thought of you and these verses in light of what happened between you and your sister recently.
These two verses gave me real 'peace' and comfort, because they got my mind and heart thinking more about my love for the LORD and how much I long to be with Him more than anything or anyone else in the world!!!! ...so I thought that they would encourage you, too.
Jesus must have first place in our hearts, and this is especially important to seek given the hour that we live in and His soon return ...
I love you, my husband!