David & Paul were good friends. They used to do everything
together:- eating, playing...However David was a child of God. Every Sunday David used to go to church. Paul used that time to watch television & enjoy himself. David was a believer, but Paul didn't have any time for all that rubbish.
One day both of the friends went for an outing. On the way, they had a terrible accident with a trailer. Both of the friends died on the spot. When David woke up from his "sleep" he found that he was at the gate to the kingdom of heaven. He was astounded by the beauty from the outer view. As he walked forward he saw two angels by the gate. One was guarding the gate, whereas the other angel was going through a big book 'The Book of Life'.
David was stopped by the guard angel. The angel said" Sorry, you cannot enter the kingdom of heaven unless we check if your name is written in the 'Book of Life' ". The other angel checked & said "Child of God, you may enter the Kingdom of God & see the Lamb" .
Just as David was about to enter he heard a familiar voice.It was Paul. "Wow, is this heaven? Beautiful! Just can't wait to see what's inside. I can't believe it. Hey, David! What are you doing here? So, finally we will be in heaven together buddy."
"Wait, you can't enter heaven unless you check if your name is written in 'The Book of Life'" the guard angel said. "Oh, my name will surely be there" said Paul. The angel checked but couldnt find Paul's name anywhere. Paul started losing his patience. "What do you mean you cant find my name? Then how come David's name is there?" Paul started shouting.
The angel explained "Your friend accepted the Lord Jesus as his personal saviour, that is why his name is entered in the 'Book of Life'".
" David, how could you do this to me? Why didnt you tell me about Jesus?" Then he asked the angel "Please, can you give me one more chance? I dont want to go to hell". Just then a wicked laugh could be heard "Ha,Ha,Ha come to me, Paul! Let us go to my kingdom & have fun". Paul sarted screaming frantically but after some time his voice was heard no more.
Now only David & the two angels were alone. David started crying thinkng about his dear friend. The angel said "Dont cry David, you made a mistake of not telling your friend about Jesus. But, your friend wasnt willing to spend his time for God. He used his time to do fulfill his worldly pleasures. Now, you can enter the kingdom of God. Jesus is waiting for you." David enterd the kingdom of God whereas his friend went to suffer in the burning fire.
Friends, it is our duty to tell our near & dear ones about Jesus. I'm sure that none of us would like to see our dear ones suffering in hell. Time is up. Jesus will be coming soon.