I miss you!
I remember the times that you took me fishing
down by the river in the early days of Spring.
Side by side we stood in solitude
enjoying each other's company without saying a thing.
I can almost feel its balmy air
and hear the flocks of geese as they pass by.
We'd make small talk as we fished for hours
just the two of us. You and me.
I know there were times when you wanted to talk.
Talk of spiritual things.
You'd breathe out a sigh as you swallowed your words
when I ridiculed you for your beliefs.
Sometimes I'd glance over at you
and you would give me that smile.
The smile that tried to conceal your thoughts.
One sudden swerve on the icy pavement sent me into eternity.
Have you ever thought you'd have to bury your son?
Oh dad, if only I had listened!
I see things with a clarity now that I'm in hell.
I can never question God's justice
since He had revealed Himself to me,
offering me opportunities to accept His gift of salvation.
Yet, I was too busy to respond.
Oh, what would I give to hear your voice...
to go fishing with you in the Spring,
to feel the comfort of your presence,
to hear you talk of eternal things!
Your memory of me will be wiped away,
evaporating like a vapor in the morning sun.
Dad, there are no tears, no sorrows in heaven.
His hand shall tenderly wipe away all your tears.
One day you will see all things with a clarity
when you are conformed into the image of His Son.
You will not be saddened by the lack of my presence,
but rather you will embrace God's justice
knowing that I had many opportunities to repent.
No longer would you wonder how God could send good people to hell.
Rather, you will marvel at His grace
in what He did by sending unworthy people to heaven,
when He suffered and died, and arose from the grave,
for those who believe in Him.
Do you have assurance that when you die
you'll be in the presence of the Lord in heaven?
The Scriptures says,
"For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God."
~ Romans 3:23
"That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus,
and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead,
thou shalt be saved."
~ Romans 10:9
Don't fall asleep without Jesus
until you are assured of a place in heaven.
Tonight, if you would like to receive the gift of eternal life
first you must believe in the Lord.
You have to ask for your sins to be forgiven
and put your trust in the Lord.
To be a believer in the Lord, ask for eternal life.
There's only one way to heaven and that's through the Lord Jesus.
That's God's wonderful plan of salvation.
You can begin a personal relationship with Him
by praying from your heart a prayer such as the following:
"Oh God, I'm a sinner.
I've been a sinner all of my life.
Forgive me, Lord.
I receive Jesus as my Savior.
I trust Him as my Lord.
Thank you for saving me.
In Jesus' name, Amen."
you have never received the Lord Jesus as your personal Savior, but have received Him today after
reading this invitation, please let us know.
If you have never received the Lord Jesus as your personal Savior,
but have received Him today after reading this invitation, please let us know.
We would love to hear from you. Your first name is sufficient.