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The final volunteer meeting for an upcoming Christian event had already stirred my emotions as I envisioned crowds of new converts. My conversation with a young woman afterward only intensified my feelings and confirmed the reason why I was volunteering for this event.
She told me that she had been witnessing to a colleague about Jesus Christ. The colleague was in her mid-twenties, drinking and partying. With regret in her voice, the young woman said, “She was almost there. I know she was, but now it’s too late. She was killed last night. None of us are guaranteed tomorrow.”
Her words were enough to send chills down my spine but didn’t compare to the overwhelming anguish that I felt to my very core. I didn’t know the colleague who was killed, but I grieved for her anyway. I grieved for her soul and eternal regret of not accepting Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior before she departed this earth.
I couldn’t help but reflect back to my own youth. That young woman’s colleague could have been me. When I was in my mid-twenties, others had witnessed to me about Jesus, but I was too busy living my life the way I wanted to live it. I couldn’t allow God into it because I actually believed He would mess things up for me. But what if during that time, I had been killed like the young woman’s colleague? I know for a fact where I would have been spending eternity. Consequently, I will be forever grateful for God’s grace and mercy.
If you haven’t yet made that decision to follow Jesus Christ, then your reading this article is no accident. If someone is talking to you about Jesus, please listen. If someone offers to take you to church, please go. If someone offers to pray with you, please let him or her do so. Or, there us a simple prayer you can say right now by clicking on Prayer of Salvation.
Understand that no decision is in fact a decision. Do whatever you need to do to make the right decision while you can. For tomorrow is not guaranteed.
About the author...
Sherrie Clark is a licensed clinical Christian counselor and a licensed clinical pastoral counselor through National Christian Counselors Association. She is co-founder and vice-chair of Oasis of Peace, a Christian ministry for victims of abuse and their children, and a public speaker, former foster parent, and former police officer. Sherrie, her husband, four sons, and adoptive daughter live in Jacksonville, Florida, where she continues to minister to those who need help.