Sunday, October 3rd, 2010
"I know my sheep" (John 10:14)
Jehovah, often by using angelic direction, can guide his servants to sheeplike ones—even if these live in areas not yet reached by the good news. (Revelation 14:6, 7) For example, by means of an angel, God directed Philip, an evangelizer of the first century, to intercept an Ethiopian official and open up the Scriptures to him. The result? The man accepted the good news and became a baptized follower of Jesus. (Acts 8:26-39) As the present system of things moves toward its end, the foretold "pangs of distress" will continue. (Matthew 24:8) For example, food prices may rise considerably, employment may become harder to find, and employees may come under increased pressure to work longer hours. Whatever happens, all who keep spiritual interests in first place and maintain a 'simple eye' need not be overly anxious. They know that God loves them and will care for them.—Matthew 6:22-34.
(Watchtower issue: 10/15/08, 2:16, 17)
And speaking of finding ways to reach people with the good news who live in remote or distant areas,...I checked my "blog stats" for the first time, (which I didn't even realize I could do), and I was so surprised to find that people from all these different countries have been reading or accessing my blog.
I was *especially* excited to see that some were from Russia! (since the people are having more difficulty obtaining "spiritual food" now, on account of the Russian government banning our literature and blocking access to the Watchtower's official website).
The United States & the UK make up the highest percentage of readers, but I noticed there were also people from: Poland, Hungary, Romania, Latvia, Germany, France, Italy, Malta, Sweden, Iceland, Finland, the Netherlands, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Puerto Rico, the Bahamas, Jamaica, South Africa, Zambia, Nigeria, Malaysia, Singapore, Japan, South Korea, India, and the United Arab Emirates!
Woohoo! How awesome is that??!! =)