I was so humbled when I saw her house. Then the Lord reminded me of the blessing of Irene's faithfulness. I thought about how far she lived from the church, and how long it took her to get to church every Sunday. Yet, she is there every Sunday! The Lord then asked me, "How far would you go?"
While I was meditating on that question, the Lord showed me that He wasn't just talking about the distance a person lives from the church. I thought about how my parents always made the sacrifice to go to church - even when it meant driving 30 minutes to 1 hour just to get to church.
But then the Lord asked me again, "How far would you go?" I began to see what the Lord was saying..."How far would I go to reach someone with the Gospel?" What sacrifices could I make so that a soul would be saved and a life changed? Am I willing to step into the uncomfortable unknown - just to reach a person for Christ? How far did Christ go?
As we left Irene's house that day, I looked around me....myriads of thoughts crowding my mind. Then I saw something that just made my heart break. I saw two Mormon "missionaries" walking down the street. My heart broke as I thought of the strong-hold the Deceiver has in that particular area - the cults are already there, but where are those with the Truth of God's wonderful plan of Salvation? Once again, I felt ashamed. The cults are willing to go as far as they can to reach people. I have the truth. Again I heard the Lord asking, "How far would you go? To a far-away land? To another town? To my next-door neighbor? How far would you go?"