I was in my 40's at the time and after being a stay at home mum I decided to go to TAFE to get a Certificate in office administration in an attempt to get back into the workforce. It was at TAFE that I met a gay man and a gay woman who happened to be in my class. I probably had met lots of gay people over the years but that was in passing. The man was 20 years old and was lots of fun. I became very fond of this young man as we shared coffee at morning tea and lunch time each week. The woman was closer to my age and sat next to me in class. We also had lunch together every school day. This woman had been in an abusive heterosexual marriage and when she could take no more of the violence, she left. She had never been happy in her marriage, even before the violence started but when she married him, she did what was expected of her. She is now in a relationship with a woman, her adult children love her partner and she couldn't be happier.
When you take time to think about it, how will gay people ever know that God loves them and Jesus went to the cross for them if all they hear from us is hate?
God loves each of us so much that used an rough hewn iron nail to tattoo their name each of our names on the hand of Jesus.
If someone is having a problem, I tell them that I will pray for them and then I do it.
and this is what he requires of you:
to do what is right, to love mercy,
and to walk humbly with your God.
At the moment, I'm praying for a guy who is hoping for a co-worker who will swap a shift so he can go see Kylie Minogue in Sydney. He thinks its impossible but we all know that nothing is impossible for God. So please, if you see this before March 20. please join me in prayer for my friend and that someone will give him a ticket as the show is only in two days.
As I said at the beginning, this post can be somewhat controversial. God has given us brains and minds and the ability to reason, to think and to actually know what we believe. Each of us should know what we stand for if asked, what we would hang on to if our life or death depended upon it and what we can let go because it gets in the way of our focus of God.
EDIT: My friend who thought he was going to work when he wanted to see Kylie Minogue has just informed me he has the shift off and is going to the concert. I just want to praise God and give the glory all to Him!!! Nothing is impossible for our God! My friend knew I was praying and this will speak volumes to him.