While there is a lot to be said about determination and perseverance in the art of human survival, let us never cease to pray.
Even if you think that no one “Upstairs” is listening when you pray, there’s a 50% chance that you’re either right or wrong. Trust me when I say that I, too, once had my doubts in the way long years gone by, but through it all I decided that I’d rather err on the side of caution than be caught dead (pun intended) on that paddle boat to Hades on the half of a chance that hell is real. Besides, if all it takes is a mustard seed of faith to call yourself a believer, why not just give praying a try? The way I see it, the only thing you really stand to lose is a deep dive into eternal fire.
And by the way, NO, I’m prolly not the ideal one to be sitting here preaching to ya, ’cause, umm, not only am I the living embodiment of “Jesus For Dummies” if there is such a book in print, I also have a mouth like a frigging sailor and the most unfiltered filter to go with it.
It was December 1995, at the forefront of the crumbling of the fortress around my soul when I heard these most powerful spoken words of Reverend Billy Graham:
Can you see God? Have you ever seen Him? I’ve never seen the wind. I’ve seen the EFFECTS of the wind, but I’ve never seen the wind. Can you see the breeze? There’s a mystery to it.
My point being …
Even when the unbelieving world thinks you’re literally and insane, just trust in the mystery anyway and never stop marching ’round and around those walls until they finally come crumbling down, even if you look like a fool. It’s called “blind faith like a child“, my friend. For the record, I don’t love and adore God because I’m “scared to death” of going to hell … I love Him because He has literally given me everything despite the fact that I do NOT deserve it. “Three strikes and I was in“, and that’s what makes this and every other Easter Sunday a very good day for me and a certifiably CRAZY “Jesus Freak”!