I got a call the other night from a good friend. She told me someone we had gone to high school with had just killed himself.
My heart is so heavy.
I see his face. Young. Cheerful. Happy. I have no idea the road life has taken him down all these years. I wonder, how alone do you have to feel to do something like that? As tears fall down my cheeks I think, " What if?"... If I had only known, but there was no way for me to know.
This is not the first time someone I have known has chosen this road.
I am so scared of what lies ahead for my children. What choices will they make when encountered by the things of this world.
The world has gone crazy. Drugs, alcohol, murder, suicide. Can life really get that bad?
I just keep seeing his face. I wish I could reach out and help him, but he's gone. Forever.
What did he say to himself before he did something so final? My heart aches for how alone he must have felt. Caught up in a world that offers nothing.
My dear Christian friends, the time to speak is now. Don't hide the hope inside any longer. We have to share it with the world. There may never be another chance.
We walk passed them on the street. It's that single mom struggling to make it. They sit next to us in church. I'm urging all of us to not sit idle...let's go find them. There may never be another chance.
If anyone out there is as alone as he was and you are reading this, I want you to know there is hope and it lies in the name of Jesus. He will always be there to help you. If you want to know how to find that hope, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will listen. I will share with you the everlasting love of Jesus.
Oh, God please hear me. There are so many lonely people who are going to do the same thing. God please help me find them so I can share your love with them. So I can tell them they are never alone. That you will be right by their side if they would only accept you. God help them. Forgive them for they no not what they do. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.