Do you recall the lady in red? Do you remember her scream and utter dismay? Well, you should remember the man who took interest in her dire situation and the promise she made to him? Some have guessed it. It would seem others focused on her physical appearance, but the truth of the matter is Jesus is coming. What is scarier? You are not promised to live long enough to see it. You may be the countless souls who have already passed from this life to the next.
Already 86 celebrities have died this year in 2012 and the year is not over. Over half of which were simply too young to be dead, based upon the U.S. average mortality rate. Today, somebody’s not here. It is this fact we should have in remembrance when we think we have time to share Jesus. I hear somebody say you need to build rapport before beginning the task of witnessing. My response is really?
The players I use to hang out with didn’t need days to build rapport with the women they met and even slept with the same day. Now I know you may say these women are just sluts, this may or may not be, depending on your definition of slut. In any case, it did not take days upon days or even months.
If you’re filled with love for your neighbor in desperation you will lay it on the line. If you’re rejected as a player you simply move on. The disciples did the same. Some who had ears to hear where filled with God and others were simply passed by. Passed by, only after hearing and rejecting the word.
Somebody’s not here today! The Lord has not come back either, but somebody’s not here today. The idea of urgency is not simply God breaking forth into the clouds, but that we are not promised to see the end as some are. God is coming back and there will be people on the earth when he does, but you may not be one of them, so with urgency we share our most precious gift.