Luke 18: 1-8
Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up. He said: “In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor cared about men. And there was a widow in that town who kept coming to him with the plea, ‘Grant me justice against my adversary.’
“For some time, he refused. But finally he said to himself, ‘Even though I don’t fear God or care about men, yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will see that she gets justice, so that she won’t eventually wear me out with her coming!’ “
And the Lord said, “Listen to what the unjust judge says. And will God not bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off? I tell you, he will see that they get justice, and quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?”
After thinking about this parable that Jesus spoke concerning prayer and to never give up, my mind considers all of the lost family and love ones that are in my prayer for their salvation and healing. In Revelation 6: 10, the departed souls cry out to God, “How long, Sovereign Lord, holy and true, until you judge the inhabitants of the earth and avenge our blood?” God has a plan to save all who will in faith, repent and receive the grace of forgiveness that comes through Jesus Christ. It is not his will that any should perish, so his mercy and grace is long. Yes, God will bring judgement on this world, but now we live in a time of grace and mercy. Hold on to the hope of salvation for your lost loved ones, keep praying in faith believing and never give up.
Father thank you that your grace and mercy is sufficient to sustain us until we are brought into your likeness in your kingdom. Thank you for the gift of faith in prayer. We pray for the Holy Spirit to draw the lost to you, especially those in whom you have placed in our lives to show your truth in love by our words and deeds. Help us to continue in faith, always praying and to never give up. We ask in Jesus’ name, amen.