Where I Come From
“I was just a child, when I felt the Savior leading
I was drawn to what I could not understand.
And for the cause of Christ, I have spent my days believing
That what He’d have me be, is who I am.”
The opening lines from Greg Long’s, “Mercy Said No”, could pretty much be used to sum up my childhood. I was raised in the church..in fact, I can’t remember not being in church. We were definitely a “there everytime the doors are open” kind of family. I realized that I needed Jesus and His forgiveness when I was nine years old. I can still remember the day, the details, the feeling of awe as I prayed for Jesus to forgive me of my sins and to be Lord of my life. I have no doubt that I was forgiven that day. Had I died at any point after that night, June 9,1987, I know that I would’ve found myself in heaven with my next breath. But is that enough? To just….
…know we are going to heaven?
…live our life anyway we choose?
…know we have “fire insurance” and are safe from hell?