All of my children are in one place for the first time in years.
I watch the interaction and see how they have changed. Once they were mine, now they are the worlds.
One is making his way back to Christ. The others believe, but are, at this time, choosing to be of the world.
The one returning to God, is an alcoholic. He has suffered a great deal. But, yesterday got married to a very nice girl and today is sober. Being the oldest, he sees what the others have done with their lives, in the physical, and knows he has wasted precious time in his life.
The other, of my children, see that time is short, but the seduction of the world is to much and they continue to walk in the flesh. On one level I understand this, on another I do not.
I, myself, once being an atheist, I see how easy it is to fall under the curse of the world. But, I did not know nor understand the Word of God. They, my children, do know the Word. So, it does baffle me a bit.
This is a time in history when it is not good to ignore the things of God. I asked God the other day, how soon is the coming of our Lord. His response was only "Nigh". Soon. Vague as this answer was, I know that even a "Nigh" is a warning.
If only we could give those who are walking that thin line a pair of spiritual glasses.