Hire
Writers
Editors
Home Tour About Read What's New Help Forums Join
My Account Login
Shop
Save
Support
E
Book
Store
Learn
About
Jesus
  

Four Ways For A Christian Writer To Win A Publishing Package HERE



The HOME for Christian writers! The Home for Christian Writers!



 
Christian Living PLEASE ENCOURAGE THE AUTHOR BY COMMENTING

  LEAVE COMMENT ON ARTICLE   SEND A PRIVATE MESSAGE
  HIRE THIS WRITER
REPORT ARTICLE

 TRACK THIS AUTHOR ADD TO MY FAVORITES
corner
What's New
 
corner
 
Signing Benjamin's Life Away
by Karen Noblitt
04/26/05
For Sale
Author requests article critique


  Mail
 





Damien’s gnarled hands shook as he looked down at the letter his superior just handed to him.

URGENT!
SUBJECT NEARING DEATH. IT HAS BEEN REPORTED THAT HE IS CONSIDERING THE ENEMY CAMP AS POSSIBLE ETERNAL HOME. MUST STOP ENEMY PLANS AT ALL COSTS!

It had been so long since Damien had received one of these letters. He had grown tired of the constant fighting and had retired to the “easy” cases. His days were spent relaxing in the homes of people whose hearts were already hard and whose minds were already made up. Why were they calling him in for this? Surely there were others who could handle the situation?
His superior answered as though he had read Damien’s mind.
“You’re the best in this area and we need the best!”
A small smirk played at Damien’s mouth. He liked hearing that, he liked knowing that he was thought of as the best.
“We can’t afford to lose this one, we have invested far too much time in him!” His superior continued.
“I’ll take care of it!” Damien practically shouted as excitement seemed to run through his blood.
His superior nodded. “The Master knew that he could count on you!”

The house was dark. The only light came from the television in the corner of the room. Benjamin Matthews sat in his favorite chair, Bible open on his lap, eyes staring at the ceiling. The pain was constant now. His strength was almost completely gone, he knew it was only a matter of time. He glanced down at the Bible in his lap that his next door neighbor had given to him last week. What was it his neighbor had said? Something about finding the hope and peace that only Jesus could offer? Benjamin tried hard to remember but his mind was so fuzzy these days. Damien sat unnoticed on the side of the chair gently whispering to him the words he wanted Benjamin’s mind to remember.
“I’ve been such a good person, surely God is pleased with me! After all, I’ve given to many charities, helped relatives out who where in need and I’ve even gone to church a few times! What more could God ask?”
Benjamin shifted slightly in his chair, leaned his head back and closed his eyes. The thoughts swimming in his head where true, but why did he still feel uneasy? All of his life he had worked hard, treated others with respect and when needed, made time for God. He had always thought that was enough, but now as his life was slowing coming to an end, he just wasn’t so sure.
Damien moved in closer until his lips were almost touching Benjamin’s ear. Ever so gently, with as much conviction as he could muster he whispered, “I’ve done well for myself, I’ve lived a good life. God is happy with me, I don’t need to read this Bible to know that! Besides, I’m getting tired and need to rest. I can worry about all this tomorrow, after I sleep on it.”
Benjamin’s eyes snapped open! His mother’s words from a long time ago suddenly came to him.
“Never believe everything you here, Benny. Make sure you check things out for yourself before you sign on the dotted line. You have to be shrewd in this world or you just may sign your life away!”
The last sentence echoed in his mind…..sign your life away, sign your life away.
Benjamin knew then that if he didn’t check out the Bible for himself, just to make sure, he may very well be signing his life away!
He reached over and turned on the lamp beside his chair. He found the page that his neighbor had placed the book mark in and for the first time, read and received the hope and peace that only Jesus could offer.
Damien fell off the side of the chair with a thud and struggled to catch his breath. This had never happened to him before! He had never lost a soul, not even once! All the other disgusting humans he had dealt with were always so easy, so willing to believe the words he whispered! None of them took the time to see what God had to say, they were comfortable and prideful, not wanting to give up control.
What would his superior say?





If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW

Read more articles by Karen Noblitt or search for articles on the same topic or others.


Read More - Free Reprints, Main Site Articles, Most Read Articles or highly acclaimed Challenge Articles. Read Great New Release Christian Books for FREE in our Free Reads for Reviews Program. Christian writers can JOIN US at FaithWriters for Free. Grow as a Writer and help spread the Gospel.


The opinions expressed by authors do not necessarily reflect the opinion of FaithWriters.com.

Hire a Christian Writer, Christian Writer Wanted, Christian Writer Needed, Christian Content Needed
Find a Christian Editor, Hire a Christian Editor, Christian Editor, Find a Christian Writer
 
corner
Corner
This article has been read 458 times     < Previous | Next >


Member Comments
Member Date




TRUST JESUS TODAY











Free Audio Bible
500 Plus Languages
Faith Comes By Hearing.com