Let me tell you about the greatest gift in the world……
To my Dear Friend,
If I could have a chance to sit down with you and share my heart this is what I would like to say
I want you to know that I love you very much and that I have always felt blessed to have such a wonderful friend to share life with… laughter, tears, hopes, disappointments, dreams and new beginnings
Time passes quickly and sometimes I am surprised to realize how long it has all been. We are getting old now, our parents are gone, our children are grown
Friends our age are dying now and pretty soon we are not going to be around and I don’t know how much time I have left so I just want to have this chance to tell you one more thing
I feel bad about how a lot of things in life have turned out for you…. The truth is that life is hard; a lot of the time life can be rotten and cold and disappointing
It’s like a song I heard: “Life is hard, the world is cold; you’re barely young and then you’re old”
That’s how it is –suddenly you get to the end of life and realize that things didn’t turn out the way you planned and hoped and dreamed
And so it’s not surprising to see that you are often cynical, cold, hard and disillusioned about this life.
I know that you are especially cynical about God, religion, and especially Christianity. But I’m asking you – in case this is the last chance I have-
to please at least take the time To come and see who Jesus is and what He did and what He said Before it’s too late…
And, please don’t judge God by people – yes, it is true that in the name of religion and Christianity people have done and still do horrible things
Like Prosperity preachers ripping people off, Priests abusing kids, Pastors selling their “wares” to become rich and famous, -countless people have been killed, abused, taken advantage of, and victimized – all done in the name of Jesus
BUT that is not God’s fault!! -and it is not Jesus’ fault that they did these things!
(it would be just like if someone was wearing your jersey with your name “Friend” across the back and that person was rude, stealing, killing, ripping people off … and then people went around saying ‘that Friend is a jerk, thief, and murderer!’ -you would not want them to judge you based on what someone wearing your jersey did because that was not you, and you certainly did not want that kind of person wearing it anyway.)
Yes, these terrible things have been done in the name of Jesus and Christianity – But don’t judge God by them! those things are horrible and they are wrong ! But they were done, and are being done, by horrible rotten sinful evil wicked scoundrel people
Don’t judge God by the actions of evil, wicked and sinful people!
You see, I am asking you to please take the time to see for yourself who Jesus is ….. See What He said and what He did
All I’m asking you Is to Please Believe in Jesus
If this life seems horrible, rotten and pointless- You need to realize that there is something much worse
– Because the truth is that there IS something after this life…
There is eternal life, a life that is not hard, that is not cold, that is not painful or disappointing. It is full of joy and hope and purpose- no more tears, or death, or crying or pain or regrets! (Revelation 21:4)
And there is eternal death, because Hell is real and it really is a place of eternal torment
– and the reality is that
The only thing worse than living this miserable rotten life – Full of disappointment and pain and suffering
Would be to suddenly wake up and find yourself in a place that’s eternally worse!!
A place that you can never get out of… From which there is no escape… which has no possibility or hope of EVER ending or changing!
Because no matter how rotten this world gets
No matter how horrible it possibly could be
There is always an end in this world!
But the horrible alternative is that you end up in a place a millions times worse than this life where there is NO end! Ever. No escape. No changing your mind. No end! Ever! — That is the ultimate tragedy!!
So I am asking you to please, please
Please Believe in Jesus –
So that when this difficult life is over You can have an eternity of joy And for the rest of this life you can have real hope and peace
I am just asking you to come and see for yourself, please at least be willing to look for yourself and see What Jesus said, what Jesus did, who He was, and what He says about how you can have eternal life
You can find out for yourself in the book of John, which tells us everything we need to know.
When I think about the hopelessness this world offers and then I think of all the hope that Jesus offers I wonder… What reason you could possibly have For not believing in Jesus
My one final request is
Please believe in Jesus
I care for you