Every St. Patty’s day my sister and I would take the day off and venture off into every bar that had four leaf clovers and green beer. We would spend all day bar hopping being entertained by all the non-sense happening around us. Not any more. Today starts a memory I don’t like to think about. You know those days when something tragic happens? Like for example, Sept. 11th? You remember exactly where you were. Today is that kind of day for me. 3 years ago today was the day I had my last conversation with my dad. It consisted of him telling me to be careful, have fun and if I was going to drink, stick to top shelf. He said he would talk to me later. “Ok I said! , I love you.” he replied “Love you too Kid”. This week starts when my dad was rushed into the emergency room and he never did come out. nine days later, he passed away.
Today I am reminded how quickly life can change. How fleeting and fragile life is. I am sad today. I miss my dad today. This event with my father is what started making me question life and what my purpose was and the whole time the Lord was drawing me in, placing people in my life that told me about Jesus and eventually, after about a year and a half, I gave myself to the Lord and my life has changed ever since.
Listen, we all messed up, we all sinned but God has given us a way out because He loves you. If you believe in what His son did for you then you have a way out. Think you are good enough to go to heaven? Who are you comparing yourself to? Compare yourself to your creator, who is Holy, perfect, who has given you the breath you just took. Its a gift. This isn’t some inspirational message, my heart is heavy for the people I love who aren’t following Jesus Christ that could be gone today and be tormented in hell forever….”confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:9.