Sunday, March 19, 2023

For Such A Time As This


So much in life takes us by surprise. I'm grateful most of the surprises are good ones like when my husband and I heard about a new movie that recently released. We were told it was good and that we should see it. And so, we did. I had no idea how deeply it would affect me.

As of this writing I've now seen Jesus Revolution twice. My husband and I both loved it and will certainly see it again. The story is about a phenomenal movement of the Holy Spirit that took place in America in the late 1960's and early 1970's

We have friends who were in the middle of that revival. It changed their lives ... and ours. Greg and I gave our lives to Jesus Christ in 1973. What a grand surprise it was to discover how much God loves us.

It was a beautiful time. We were filled with newfound excitement and dedication to the Lord. The years ahead looked like one grand adventure. 

Since then, we've walked through many valleys and stood upon numerous mountaintops. Our faith has quaked a time or two but has never fallen. God has held us close and has never let us down.

As I watched the movie, it was incredible to see God's power change lives. His might and great love filled seekers with hope and joy. 

We each are offered a beautiful relationship with Jesus Christ if only we will accept His precious gift that is like no other. I feel tears well up as I consider the beauty and greatness of God's love ... his grace and mercy, which never ends. And I feel hope.

But I also feel concern ... because I know many do not feel the love and excitement they once did. God speaks to the church of Ephesus in the book of Revelation chapter two, verses 2 - 5. It says, "I know all the things you do. I have seen your hard work and your patient endurance. I know you don't tolerate evil people. You have examined the claims of those who say they are apostles but are not. You have discovered they are liars. You have patiently suffered for me without quitting. But I have this complaint against you. You don't love me or each other as you did at first. Look how far you have fallen! Turn back to me and do the works you did at first. If you don't repent, I will remove your lampstand from its place among the churches."

In the early days, my first love was vibrant. Jesus was on my mind all day, every day. His love flowed from me toward most everyone in my life. I'm pretty sure I was a bit of a pest. I wanted everyone to know Him. These days I am more measured and sometimes I wonder if I could use a bit of a boost from the young me when I first discovered God's love. Just reliving some of those days through the movie has reminded me how beautiful and exciting it can be to waken every morning knowing I belong to the Lord.

If you haven't seen the movie, I hope you will. I think you will love it. And whether you see it or not make sure to check out God. He's waiting for each of us, His Word is trustworthy. Truth is truth.

There are dark days ahead, but that is not all. Christ is there in our future waiting to be invited in. Revival is coming. Don't miss it.

Grace and peace to you from God,



  1. Anonymous7:37 PM

    I'm surprised the people who have come out and are giving glory to God knowing they could be laughed at or canceled. It's helping others who are afraid to mention their belief.

    1. Sometimes it's not easy, but I've been walking with the Lord a long time now and don't know any other way. I have been censored a lot in recent months.

  2. Bonnie, Thank you for your testimony. God has been good to me many times over. My witness is not always vocal but I know God is present in my life as I walk through my days. Peace and blessings to you and yours.

    1. We have each been given a path in life. Our paths may be different, but both are beautiful. May the Lord bless you and may you hear His voice clearly and feel His presence each day.