Do you ever think we have become spoiled by modern life? We want everything instant and easy. I know I grumble when my clothes drier takes too long to dry a load . . . and a microwave dinner that takes more than 6 minutes to cook? That's just ridiculous! We expect high-speed convenience in everything, from cars to computers, and turn to entertainment far more than is healthy. Not that I'm knocking the modern conveniences. I am thankful that they have made caring for a home and family easier. But sometimes things that are important take effort. I got a reminder of that in my email yesterday.
One of our IBTM online students was baptized this weekend. I was thrilled with the news for that is always cause for rejoicing, but then I was amazed. For this student lived in a remote area and the closest contact we found was 600 miles away. But this student did not let that deter them. They got on a train and traveled 600 miles to get their sins washed away in baptism. I am so thankful this student realized the importance of that effort. Fantastic!