"Heavenly Father ..we thank you for this food we are about to receive...we thank you for your bringing Anthony home safely and bringing our new brother Hank into our lives" "We ask for your guidance and wisdom and protection as we go through each day we are about to face ...in Jesus name Amen"
"So Hank..I know Texas is famous for it's chili but have you had any deer meat chili?" "No ..can't say as I have...but looks like ya'll are game...so if it's good enough for you ..I'm sure it taste great" "well dig in ..tell us what you think?" Hank on the spot takes his first ever bite of deer chili ...slowly absorbs the taste...."boy taste good"..Dan smiles with pride...."umm ...say Anthony ...could please pass the salt" Hank ask. Tim chuckles to himself..knowing the truth.'
The five men sat eating and talking the night away....when suddenly the whole place where they were sitting began to shake quite violently...Dan and Anthony both hollered out "WHAT IS HAPPENING?" "After shocks" Dan spoke up....."Yeah that horrible earthquake that tore through the middle of the country sure did a number up the road (about 4 hours east in St Louis)....split that famous arch right in half ya know?" "of course ..but with all that's been happening..it's hard to remember it all" "and luckily for us when that Nuclear bomb hit Kansas City...the wind was out of the South or we would have been sure to been hit with fall out as well" "those poor people in Iowa ...I'm sure there getting sick as we speak" "This world has gone completely mad" Anthony spoke up and then proceeded to share the story of the two people they saw assassinated at the Flying J Truckstop in Joplin Mo. As much as the good meal fed the stomachs ....reality was attacking their soul....Daryl the 15 year old son of Dan and anthony's cousin began to cry..."I'm just so scared...what hope is their really? I mean Pastor Tim ...you shared about the times we are about to face .. THE GREAT TRIBULATION ...you called it...so all we have to look forward to is hell on earth?" Daryl's older college cousin ..realizing he was probably the one who could talk his cousins language chimed in "Daryl look at it this way.....8 years from right now...if we stick with JESUS...we will be in the most AWESOME PLACE we could ever imagine" "and we will all be together with Jesus and your mom and my mom" "there will never ever ever be anything to fear again!" "so just chill out and sit back and see what tomorrow has before you start worrying about every other thing" Daryl like only a teen can do spouted off "well I hope heaven is good as you all say or I'm really going to be ticked"
Romans 13:11 This is all the more urgent, for you know how late it is; time is running out. Wake up, for our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed. 12 The night is almost gone; the day of salvation will soon be here.