I stand before the time machine, heart pounding. Two hundred fifty years into the future. Do I really want to do this? Of course I do, Iíve waited two years to get to this point. And yet Ö the unknown Ö what about the unknown? I find myself caught somewhere between excitement and apprehension. What should I wear, what will it be like. With them allowing only two books to accompany me into the future, much thought went into their selection.
So many times in the past I have allowed fear to rob me of great opportunities that could have increased my life; not any more. This is why Iíve chosen to bring my King James Bible. These Words are more than mere ink upon paper they are my life. Through Godís Word I face my fears, and by His grace, as I do the death of fear is certain. Whether to teach, preach, or stand, it will sustain and guide me.
My second book that I will declare on this trip is a phone book from a large city. Not that I will call anyone. Who living now will still be around two hundred fifty years into the future? Who knows what life will be like? What will I gain and what will I have lost in this temporal life? But I believe that one should always be prepared for the unexpected, especially going that far into uncertainty, just in case they donít have toilet paper.