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Topic: Enter (02/27/06)
TITLE: ENTER MY SON
By Thomas Kimble
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If only these were the words that would be heard when the judgment was handed down to this undeserving soul.
Sickness had overcome him and as he lay on what he thought was going to be his death bed he had the time to wonder about what happens after death. He had always laughed at people who thought that there was a heaven or a hell. Didn’t he always say that religion was for the weak and foolish? Yes, that is exactly what he said many times and until he got this close to death he thought he believed it. Well now that he lay at death’s door he was beginning to have second thoughts about what was going to happen after he passed on. What if he had been wrong about God and religion all along? It wasn’t like him to second guess the things he had made up his mind about, but this was different.
He started to laugh in spite of his condition because this time he was beginning to think he had made the biggest mistake of his life. After all, the doctor had told him that there was little or no hope for him and he only had days or even hours to live. The cancer had spread in him because he didn’t want to believe he had it. When he finally got up the nerve to drag himself to a doctor, he found out that he was too late. Not that they could have saved him anyway, but maybe they would have had a better chance if he had gone earlier.
Well this is it, he thought to himself, as a tear ran down his cheek. Now that he understood that he was leaving this earth and all the money in the world wasn’t going to change anything, he was truly scared for the first time in his life. He did something without thinking, he ask God for help. This happened so fast that he didn’t even realize he did it. In this, his final hour he truly believed in God for the first time in his life. As he started his trip from this world to another he was suddenly free of pain and worry for the first time.
God was there just like he had always been, even when this man had cursed his name and made fun of everything he stood for. God still loved him like he loves all his children, and had been waiting for him to come home. God reached out to this poor soul and surrounded him with the warmth of his love, and forgave him of his sins.
God knew something that the poor soul didn’t. God knew that the poor soul had only seconds to live on this earth. God was pleased that the man had finely reached out to him in his hour of need.
As the poor soul slipped his bonds to life on earth he was awakened to the most beautiful sound he was to ever hear. It was the sound of God telling him,
“ENTER MY SON”
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