Monday, 24 December 2018

The battle for the Young(Episode 1)

While you are Young
In 1985, I was invited to preach at a Professor's daughter's wedding. You can imagine the cream of the society seated; Professors,Doctors,Businessmen & women,high ranking Government officials etc. Men & women who seemed to have made their mark in the world. As I brought the word of life to the young couple,who were just starting their journey into marriage,I set forth principle after principle of how God designed the home to work. God enabled Me to bring out the message with clear instructions & illustrations. He also permitted Me to share living testimonies of how the principles have worked both in My personal experience and in several homes,I have been privileged to watch over. After the service,two people came to me,one after the other. The first man, quite elderly,looked at Me, adjusted his spectacles and said..."Young man, I wish I met you in 1943. If I had met you forty-two years ago & heard what you're preaching now,I would not have been what I am today. What can I do now? I have spoilt my life, I have wasted my marriage, and I don't even know where to begin again. I wish I had met you then."
"Where were you, when I just married?" he added rhetorically.
I did not answer, I could not. I knew he was not expecting an answer from Me. As I stood there, looking at an old man shedding tears,I also wished I had met him then.
The second person was the wife of one of the University professors. She walked up to Me,looked at Me with eyes full of regret & said..."Well, I thank you for all You have said. For me it is too late but I am going to buy the tapes for My daughter,so that she will not go the way I went."
All through the day, I could not get their words out of my mind. So,a man can hear the word of God too late. So, wrong choices made early in life,may never be correctable again later on in life. I suddenly realized the great privilege of being young. I realized the prime value of being a youth. It became clear that there are things that must happen to me,as a youth,if I will not live my adult years in

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