HANG WITH ME, DEAR FRIEND
THIS IS BELIEVE: I BELIEVE THAT JESUS IS THE ONLY WAY ONE CAN ENTER HEAVEN. I BELIEVE THE HOLY BIBLE TEACHES THAT MATURE ADULTS MUST CHOOSE TO ACKNOWLEDGE JESUS AS LORD AND THAT ACCEPTING HIS SACRIFICE FOR OUR SINS, IS THE ONLY WAY TO ETERNAL LIFE IN HEAVEN.
THEN WHAT SHALL I DO? NEVER DISCUSS THE SUBJECT? PRETEND I DON’T CARE?
I BELIEVE THAT GOD IS LOVE, THAT JESUS CAME TO SHOW GOD’S LOVE, THAT CHRISTIANS ARE TO SHOW LOVE TO OTHERS.
SINCE I REALLY BELIEVE THE BIBLE AND BELIEVE CHRISTIANITY IS THE ONLY WAY TO SPEND ETERNITY IN HEAVEN, DO I SHOW MY LOVE TO YOU BY NOT TELLING YOU?
I love chatting with you. I love meeting challenges with you. I love hearing your stories, jokes, poems. I love your creativeness and ability to “weave fancies into verse.” I love your family stories, your cooking recipes, your medical advice, your photographs, your poetry. I love you. I care. I care enough to risk your leaving me because I want to spent time in Heaven with you.
In twelve days I will be eighty-six years old for goodness sake! I don’t have all that much more time to put off telling you I want to shake your hand and hug your neck in our eternal lives! – And Jesus is the Way. Smiling at you, dear friends.
“weaving fancies into verse” Mary Lathbury