Do you like to snuggle up in a warm bed on a cold night? Do you have a favorite position for going to sleep? Have you ever woken up from a nightmare, and taken several minutes to shake off a feeling of terror?
Has your whole body suddenly “jumped” because you thought you were taking a step, just before you dropped off to sleep?
Do you get annoyed when someone asks you personal questions, or do you feel a sense of identification, because you’ve had these same experiences?
I hope you do identify with me. This is because it is the knowledge that you and I are similar that drives me to try to reach you with the gospel.
We have many of the same loves, fears, desires, and concerns. You, like me, want to enjoy the pleasures of this life. No one in his right mind wants to be unhappy, and you therefore instinctively don’t want to die. Everything within you recoils at the thought of death. It is the ultimate root-canal for which there is no painkiller outside of conversion to Jesus Christ.
So, if you don’t know the Lord, ask yourself some personal questions about me. What is my motive for pleading with you like this? I don’t get paid for doing this. I am not asking for your money, nor am I trying to get you to join a church. It is simply out of a deep concern for your eternal welfare. Please, repent and trust the Savior before death seizes on you and it is too late.
Esther 6:1 That night the king could not sleep. So one was commanded to bring the book of the records of the chronicles; and they were read before the king.