Saturday, November 3, 2012

On The Front Lines

Linking with Charlotte at  Spiritual Sunday and Laura  Faith Filled Friday

"We all know it's brutal up there at the front, especially those of us at the rear" Frank Burns

I remember as a kid living in a tight Jewish community...coming home from school one day and seeing a missionary sitting with my mother....telling her about 'God.'  

I think that woman was sent to our home for a a purpose....I think she prayed for us......and I think God heard. When I grew up and my life changed.....I asked whatever happened to her. I was told....after she left us...she went to Africa to share her faith and died from some virus she caught there. 

Although I barely know what she looked like or what she had said to my mother at the time......I've never forgotten her and that somehow she -  a gentile, a missionary on the front lines in His service arrived at our Jewish home to shine His hope. I don't even know her name or who she was or where she came from. But I never forgot that woman and when He touched me, broke through the darkness of my life.....instinctively I thought of her. 

He knew....she would go.....and tell. He knew....she would make a difference whatever the cost.

There are people everywhere...soldiers on the front lines...making a difference....

So today...this post...is for all those unknown soldiers....on the front lines. And you know what - I want to be one of them! 

He's no fool if he would choose to buy what he can never lose...


16 comments:

Just Be Real said...

Nikki, what a heart warming story. It is like your own Ann Frank and Corrie Ten Boom wrapped up in one. Thank you for sharing. Hugs.

Amrita said...

Thank you so much for this post Sarah an d for your prayers.
I don 't want to propagate myself but i think I am a soldier on the front lines, the battle has heate d up in th e last few days. The devil like a roaring lion has come upon us, I have to remember he is toothless.
Thank you for your prayers

Mevely317 said...

Your words have moved me so! I've no doubt you and this sweet angel will meet again ... somewhere, out there.

Hugs,
Myra

Karen said...

The film is so inspiring. Thank you.

joy said...

What a touching post. Have a blessed week end:)

Behind the Smile said...

Lovely story Nikki. It is so true we just do not know the impact we can have on others like that missionary had on you. Thank you for sharing, it warmed my heart. Smiles.

Sharon Evans said...

Lovely story, In a sense if we are all doing what Jesus commissioned us to do, we are all on the front line. I know you will meet up with that lady the other side of eternity.

Pamela said...

Certainly urges me toward being more open about sharing my God. What a meeting you will have in Heaven!

Nana Jul said...

He's already got you there...lets see, Writing, speaking, leading, visiting the prison, encouraging women everywhere! All for Him!
I think He's Grinnin from ear to ear, pointing down on you and telling everyone in Heaven...That's MY girl! Remain in the Vine sister! We can't do anything without Jesus!
Love ya
Jul

Janette's Sage/Simply Your Decor said...

what a wonderful post..it blessed me, and all those who stand in the front lines, you too are continuing this ladies work for the Lord...she sewed seeds and you are one of her fruits

Chatty Crone said...

I'm so glad that woman came into your house that day. And you are on the front line. sandie

Daisy said...

Inspiring post! Thank you for sharing it.

From Tracie said...

I believe she was sent there for a purpose as well. God has so many plans for us, and it is such a blessing to be able to look back on our lives and see how He was weaving the tapestry of plans even when we weren't aware.

A Plain Observer said...

It is a beautiful life of dedication to bring the word to all

Debbie said...

My heart is full to overflowing with this. Just full to overflowing.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

What a wonderful story of how you came to know God. The woman is now your angle.