Burning Coals

Have you ever had someone heap burning coals on your head? Have you heaped burning coals on someone’s head? I have someone I need to heap those coals on! And I’m asking God to help me.

So what are the burning coals? Those are the acts of kindness we do to people who treat us badly. It’s in the Bible! You can find it both in the Old Testament and in the New Testament.

Romans 12:19,20
Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,”says the Lord. On the contrary:

“If your enemy is hungry, feed him;
if he is thirsty, give him something to drink.
In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.”

The story I’ve written to publish this week is about a boy who was bullied. His father suggested that they pray for the bully and his family, because it was an ugly situation. The dad taught his boy about heaping burning coals on the bully’s head. That’s what he did. In time, the bully and the bullied became friends. And the entire family of the disturbed boy came to know the Lord.

Most of the time those that bully do it because they are not happy. The Bible teaches that we should treat them with love. Bullying can take on many faces. God’s solution is always to do good. Those who bully need very much of God’s love. Whatever the situation, let’s be so kind to them that it’s like they had their head piled high with burning coals!

ASCUAS DE FUEGO

Here is the boy walking happily to school, whistling in the sunshine, when the bully comes along and trips him so he falls flat on his face. The bully kept doing that, and the boy kept heaping the coals. Finally the bully said, “What is it with you? You don’t fight back. It’s no fun to bully you!” And then they became friends!

If you have a child that is being bullied, don’t take it lightly. The best thing you can do is pray with your child, and pray for the bully. Then ask for God’s wisdom on how to handle the situation. You will have to speak with the school authorities if it happens at school. However the situation, look into the life of the bully. Ask God to help you show his love.

Palmera logo 19 nov 13 (niños) delgado

If you are interested in learning the latest about my ministry, welcome to read the newsletter.

Royal Palm World Mission Newsletter for Fall 2013

Celebration of 200 La Perlita

May the rest of this week be as wonderful as our great and awesome God!  God bless you!

Advertisements

About kelund

My name is Kerstin Anderas-Lundquist. I was born in Sweden to Per & Brita Anderas, on March 6, 1946. In 1948 we left to begin a missionary life in Chile; in 1956 we moved on to Peru. On May 1, 1969 I married an all-Swedish guy from Karslkrona: Bengt Göran Emanuel Lundquist. God blessed us with two daughters: Eva-Marie Elizabeth and Ruth Carina. We served as missionaries in Peru and Bolivia. In 1988 we moved to the United States to work at Life Publishers in Miami, Florida. I was to assist in developing the line of Sunday School Curriculm in Spanish known as Vida Nueva. I live in Springfield, Missouri, and am retired from work at the Assemblies of God Headquarters. My husband and daughter Eva-Marie have been promoted to Heaven. Carina is married to Thom Cole and they have given me four gourgeous grandchildren, even five (teen-age John). I will be writing about my life, past and present, blended with visions for the future. My deepest desire is to spread the “seed of love”–inspiration to serve God and our neighbors with love and compassion.
This entry was posted in Christian Life, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s