/* Style Definitions */
mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;
font-family:”Times New Roman”;
Every Friday Heart of the Matter features a different topic for their meme.
This week they are asking to share our thoughts on :
Person of the Past I’d Most Like to Meet.
Well, there are truly so many interesting people who have gone on before; where does one begin ….
I’ve been thinking about heroes a little lately as my son is enjoying dressups all over again. Who are the people I’d like him to emulate? What makes a person a hero? Are these the people he sees as heros?
I read this blog post this week, Are you a Difference Maker? It is just the regular people, the everyday person off the street who has the opportunity to make a difference in their world. Am I such a person? Which areas in my life need to be changed in order to increase my impact on the people around me?
Now, back to the theme of this meme: the person of the past I’d most like to meet-
I’d love to meet a Christian from the early church. Someone not mentioned in the Bible, preferably a woman. I’d ask her
- What did it look like to fellowship together daily, to share and meet each other’s needs
- If she was a Jew I’d ask how they moved from Old Testament to after the cross worship. How did she deal with religious habits of her culture and with family members who hadn’t ‘met’ Jesus?
- But my most pressing question would be how did she bring her children up in a time of persecution? How did she teach them the teachings of Christ, and yet teach them to be careful about who they talked to about it. How did she protect them from fear of the Romans? How did she prepare for persecution?
I’ve recently read One Woman against the Reich. This book brought home the idea that there are two human sides to a war, that there were Christians in Germany, crying out to God for change. There were Christian women whose sons were grafted into the Nazi army. There were Christian women who were scoffed at by their neighbours because they believed. There were Christian women who helped these very same neighbours when war came to their town/city. We don’t often see this face of war – we only see our own ‘side’. What fascinated me with this story was how this mum held her family together when their very faith was under attack. It made me very thankful for our freedoms – and made me want to protect and maintain those freedoms.
So who would you most like to meet? What would you talk about? Why don’t you join Heart of the Matter this week.