“One day the poor man died and was carried away by the angels to Abraham’s side. The rich man also died and was buried. And being torment in Hades, he looked up and saw Abraham a long way off, with Lazarus at his side. “Father Abraham!” he called out. “Have mercy on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of this finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am in agony in this flame!” Luke 16:22-24
In this well-known parable, the rich man can see into the blessings of his acquaintance in heaven from the torment of hell. His cry for help was denied.
As I mediated on this passage, a troubling thought came to me.
After I am safely tucked away in my eternal home, who might be looking at me and crying from hell?
Who could I have told about the good news of Jesus – and didn’t?
Did I live before everyone who knew me in a way that would cause them to want to follow the God I follow?
Did I faithfully use my resources so that the gospel could be preached to all nations?
Is their anyone…a family member…a neighbor…a co-worker…who might cry out.
“Why didn’t you tell me?”
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Our Lord’s servant, Pastor Terrell Boyd