You never know what a day may hold. We hear a lot of bad news and it gets depressing at time. But every once in a while we hear something that is absolutely wonderful.Yesterday was one of those days for me.
Our youngest son, Jason, is in Iraq, on his second deployment. Thankfully I am able to talk to him almost everyday by way of the internet. Yesterday he shared with me the wonderful news that he had received Christ as his Savior about one month before he was deployed. I was shocked–but thrilled! Jason had been raised in church and had made a profession of faith many years ago. I had no reason to believe that he wasn’t saved. I could go on and on talking about what a great kid Jason was, but the bottom line is that there was nothing about his attitude or actions that ever caused me to doubt his salvation.
I won’t go into the details, I’m waiting for him to return home and tell the story himself. I’ll just tell you that he was saved shortly before he left for Iraq and that, in his words,”Pride–kept me from spreading the word—.” My first thought was,”What if he had been killed during his first deployment?” We would have thought he was in heaven, but he would have been in hell. It makes me tremble just to write those words. It also makes me wonder how many others are in exactly the same condition. They were raised in church and have a head knowledge of Christ, but they are lost. I suspect the number is far larger than we think. It’s a scary thought!
There just might be someone reading this article, at this very moment, who is in that position—a long standing church member, with a head full of knowledge about Christ, decent and kind, but lost. I hope Jason’s story will cause you to stop and think about your situation. It’s my prayer that you will truly repent and receive Christ as your Lord and Savior. The Bible says,”Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves–.”( 2 Cor.13:5). If everyone would do that many would be forced to admit that they are not saved. If that describes you, please don’t wait until it is too late. Trust Christ today. If you do let me know—I’m ready for some more good news. Think about it!