“So we have been sent to speak for Christ. It is as if God is calling to you through us. We speak for Christ when we beg you to be at peace with God. Christ had no sin, but God made him become sin so that in Christ we could become right with God.” – 2 Corinthians 5:20-21

In some versions of that verse, it uses the word ‘implore,’ a stronger form of ‘beg’ (as if that is possible).

As Thanksgiving and Christmas approach, and we spend more time with our family and friends, will we implore them to become believers?

Our time here is short, whether or not you experience THE Rapture or your own personal rapture, your own personal sudden passing from this life.

Praying with you for your loved ones as you pray with me for mine.

Most times, it is as if we come from totally different countries and worlds but I still love them, forgive them, and pray for them.

“All these great people died in faith. They did not get the things that God promised his people, but they saw them coming far in the future and were glad. They said they were like visitors and strangers on earth. When people say such things, they show they are looking for a country that will be their own. If they had been thinking about the country they had left, they could have gone back. But they were waiting for a better country–a heavenly country. So God is not ashamed to be called their God, because he has prepared a city for them.” – Hebrews 11:13-16