By Brad Campbell –
Just a thought to help start your week.
This beautiful southern plantation mansion sits just a few miles south of the heart of Nashville, Tennessee, in the town of Franklin. Quiet, peaceful, and beautiful are just a few things that come to mind when you look at this picture. However, it wasn’t always the case there. This home, built in 1826, sat very near one of the Civil War’s terrible battles and as a result became a hospital for the wounded and dying. At one point, the bodies of four dead Confederate generals lay stretched out on the back porch.
Every home, beautiful on the outside or not, has issues. The world may not know that relationships and hearts lay dying on the inside. But God knows all.
As you face a new week ahead, open your home to the sick and dying of this world. Maybe you cannot physically do that, but you can certainly prayerfully take on that challenge. As you meet with the Lord each day, pray earnestly for neighbors and friends who are dealing with terrible battles of their own (known to you or not). Each war brings casualties. But, a prayerful relationship with the Lord above will make all the difference to a once-dying soul who needs to know the Great Physician by name. Fight on.
Just a thought.