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Who Will You Be Held Accountable For?
One day a woman named Louise fell asleep in her bed, and dreamed a dream. She
dreamed that someone in Hell wrote a letter to her, and It was to be delivered
to her by a messenger. The messenger passed between the lakes of burning fire and brimstone that occupies Hell, and found his way to the door that would lead him to
the outside world. Louise dreamed that the messenger walked to her house, came inside,
and gently but firmly woke Louise up. He gave her the message, saying only that a friend had wrote it to her from Hell. Louise, in her dream, with trembling hands took the letter and read:

My Friend,
I stand in Judgment now,
And feel that you're to blame somehow.
On earth, I walked with you day by day,
And never did you point the way.
You knew the Lord in truth and glory,
But never did you tell the story.
My knowledge then was very dim;
You could have led me safe to Him.

Though we lived together on the earth,
you never told me of the second birth,
and now I stand this day condemned,
Because you failed to mention Him.

You taught me many things, that's true,
I called you "friend" and trusted you,
But I learn now that it's too late,
You could have kept me from this fate.

We walked by day and talked by night,
And yet you showed me not the Light.
You let me live, and love, and die,
You knew I'd never live on high.

Yes, I called you a "friend" in life,
And trusted you through joy and strife.
And yet on coming to the end,
I cannot, now, call you "My Friend."


After reading the letter, Louise awoke. The dream was still so real in
her mind and sweat dropped from her body in pools. She swore she could
still smell the acrid smell of brimstone and smoke from her room. As she
contemplated the meaning of her dream, she realized that as a Christian, she has
failed in her duty to "go out to all the world and preach the gospel."
As she thought of that, she promised herself that the next day, she
would call Marsha and invite her to church with her. The next morning she called
Marsha and this was the conversation:

Yes, Bill, is Marsha there?
Louise, you don't know?
No, Bill, know what?


I thought you had known. Fellow Christian, is this your testimony? Are you witnessing to your friends that you are with everyday? Or will there be a friend of yours in hell, asking
you why you did not tell them about JESUS?

Deep letter, don't you think? How many of your friends will hold you
accountable for not telling them about Jesus and His love? It is every
Christians mission to share the gospel message with all. It is not just the
Pastors, It is not just the Deacons. Jesus does not ask you to tell the world,
like you have a choice in the matter. He commands us to tell the world! God's
purpose in our life's was not just to "get us saved" if it was, once we
accepted Christ into our life and received his gift of grace he would have
taken us to Heaven at the moment of salvation! His purpose is for us to tell
the world of His Son Jesus!

Author:  Vera Lynn Edge
For usage, contact:  StoriesRUsWbmstr@aol.com

Site:  www.StoriesRUs.org

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