Words from the Heart for Saturday February 17th, 2018
The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.
II Peter 3:9 (NIV)
Our God has a great desire. He has already made up His mind about those who do not yet know Him. The Lord wants every individual to be saved. The Lord is working in ways that we cannot even dream of to draw individuals by His love and grace to salvation. Let us agree with God today that people we love and care for will be saved.
As of Sunday, January 7, 2018, the population of Canada is 36,794,989, based on the latest United Nations estimates, and has 0.49% of the total world population. Canada ranks 38th in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population. Population density in Canada is four per square kilometer. 82.1% of the population is urban and the median age is 40.7 years. Nunavut is the fastest growing of Canada’s provinces and territories. It had a 12.7% growth between the 2011 and 2016 censuses.
The Apostle John had spoken about the fact that God loved the world and so sent Jesus. The love of God for every human being fills the pages of Scripture. While He had chosen the people of Israel to introduce His plan of salvation, the Old Testament is filled with God’s desire and plan to redeem the entire world. Peter speaks of this in 2 Peter 3:9: “The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.” God loves every single human being. He is, after all, the creator of each of us. And like a loving father, He is patient with us, waiting on us to recognize our need for Him and opening our hearts to His love. What a great promise to those of us who are praying and waiting for loved ones who are not walking with the Lord. God is patient and He will help us be patient as well. Let’s keep praying, with the assurance that the Lord loves our unsaved loved ones even more than we do.
These have been words from the heart.