Today reality hit me once again. Life — it is too fragile and so quickly it can be derailed.
I’m about to tell you how I view people who, just like me a few years ago, don’t believe in Christ being the Way, the Truth, and the Life. He is the ONLY way to heaven, folks. The ONLY way. Call me a nutjob wacko holy roller. You can say what you will. You can stop reading my blog. You can write me off as a lunatic. You can walk away from our friendship. Makes no difference. Truth is truth. And it’s not anything I created. It’s in the Word of God, the Holy Bible. Jesus said it Himself. The only way to the Father is through Him (Jesus). Period.
So back to the way I view the unsaved…
Imagine walking on the shore by the ocean with millions of people drowning in the water. One by one you desperately try to save them by lifting their heads out of the water. You talk to them, try to reassure them, you pull their hair off of their faces, but they scream at you to leave them alone. You try again, shouting and crying, trying to tell them there is only one way to be saved from drowning. You explain that they have to hold their heads above the water and swim to shore. But they refuse to believe you and they flail their arms and kick their legs trying on their own strength to stop drowning while you keep explaining to them that there is only one way to stop the impending suffocation. They tell you that you are narrow minded and they can stop drowning on their own. So you go on to the next person and the next and the next. It seems futile and you feel useless until one person finally listens. Finally someone wants to hear what you’ve been trying to tell all the rest and you show him how to paddle and kick and suddenly he has made it to shore. So now he is helping you try to save the others. Then one more makes it. Then one more. Another and another until there are 10 of you. But still — the millions — why won’t they listen?
It may not be an ocean. The people may not be drowning in water. But the lifeless millions are seeking after the wrong things. They are headed down the wrong paths. It’s hard to get through to them.
Christians, please keep praying for the lost. They need God’s touch in order to see. They are blind. They don’t understand. They have been duped. Have compassion for them. They are drowning.
The rest of you — there is only one way to stop drowning. There is only one life worth living. There is a purpose. Find the key and unlock your heart. Open yourselves to the life you were meant to have. I don’t mean health, wealth, and prosperity. I mean faith, joy in spite of pain, peace in unsettling or heartbreaking times, hope, and – most importantly – everlasting life.
Life is so fragile. It is but a vapor. Here today and gone tomorrow. Don’t miss out. The true party comes later.