Friday, January 11, 2013

A Glimpse of Hell on Earth

Our neighbor's house is on fire. Thankfully, no one is hurt.

I've never seen a house on fire up close and personal. It's a shock seeing firetrucks and red flashing lights on the street where our neighbor plays ball with his boy.

I felt the anguish of the moment in my neighbor's arms when I found her by the road staring in disbelief. She didn't want to let me go.  Holding on to a human is more comforting than watching smoke fill your newly redecorated home.

As I stood there marveling at the volunteer firemen and firewomen who risk their lives putting out a neighbor's fire, one could feel the devastation in the air.

It was quiet, but not peaceful.

All I could think of was Hell. That one day those who reject Jesus Christ will burn eternally. No fireman will come and put the fire out. No neighbor will offer an escape or a human touch. There will be no splashes of serenity on that day.

"If anyone's name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire." Rev. 20:15

"For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ."

As quick as a spark, the end will come. Are you ready? Is your neighbor ready? Go and tell them. Go and tell them. Bring Rivers of Living Water to their eternal souls,



  1. Elaine, a touching and poignant post. Thanks for the reminder.

  2. Thanks, Caroline. Really a wake-up call for me.

  3. Elaine,

    A powerful reminder - thank you! Thankful you were there for your neighbor too. :)

    Lisa M Buske


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