Anatomy Of The Soul
All artwork by Denise T. Armstrong copyright 2011
We were nearing the end and the pastor asked if anyone would like to pray with him, those that have never received Christ into their hearts please follow after his words. I had such an enormous pulling on my heart and soul to pray for this young couple, I know that God was working on my soul as well. Afterwards the pastor announced that anyone who prayed and made the decision would be able to be baptized right after the class dismissed and that they were prepared with shorts, shirts, hair dryers etc. etc.. For some reason we all just seem to think that if you are in a class to join a church that all these areas would have already been accomplished... As we got up to leave I turned around to say goodbye and wish them well but they were gone. My heart sank...until I looked down on the table where we were told to leave our filled out information sheets. In their spots were the cards stating their new decision to follow Christ and be baptized that day. I felt like crying all over again, not out of sadness but joy that God has pulled them near and THEY HEARD HIS CALL !! On the way to the car Jesse and I talked briefly about them and it was then when I told him I am not sure if they were a married couple, he replied that their last names were different. All I could think of was of course because their mother remarried and her brother was from the new marriage. It was so evident that they were siblings and it would only make sense. I hope that one day I will see them again. I would like to see them and talk with them about their new journey in faith. You see we never know what is on one's soul do we ? God knows and prompts us with His Holy Spirit when He has a task for us. He is in the business of reconstruction, and it is usually in places that man cannot quite understand or comprehend. Like that of the anatomy of your soul.
God's kingdom is at work in this world, but many people fail to take advantage of their opportunities.