She knew the truth as soon as she saw His face.
“Oh, God! It’s true isn’t it?”
“Yes,” he said simply.
“This can’t be happening. Why is this happening?”
He quietly shook his head.
“God, this isn’t fair. I’ve always tried to live right. How can this be happening to me?”
His kind eyes looked straight at her.
“Is there any hope at all? Isn’t there something I can do?”
“It’s too late,” he said.
Her numbness began to be replaced with pain.
“I never had a chance to come to you. And now you say it’s too late?”
“I reached out to you. Many times. I could have given you life.”
Her mind flooded with memories. She saw the chances she had passed by. The people she refused to listen to.
“But I’m here now. Can’t I be healed now?”
“It’s too late.”
She felt like she was sinking.
“God! Why did this happen? I didn’t do anything to deserve this!”
“You were born with this condition. I could have given you a new life.”
“I always felt something was not right. But I had too much to do. I wanted to live life to its fullest. Oh, God!”
He looked sad.
“Don’t you see?” She felt the pain increasing, as she sank lower and lower.
“Wasn’t life meant to be lived? Wasn’t it?” She was screaming now. But she wasn’t sure if it was from pain or fear.
“I came to give you life more abundantly, but you refused.”
She began to shudder with another thought.
“Oh, God. You said I was born with this. My family too?”
“Yes. Everyone is,” he sadly said.
“I need to tell my family. If they come to you, can you help them? I need to tell them!”
“It’s too late for you to tell them.”
“Don’t you want them to know the truth?”
“I’ve reached out to them, too. Just as I did to you.”
“But they need me to tell them. They need to know I was wrong! They will listen to me! I know they will! Please give me another chance!”
“I’ve told them. And my children can tell them.”
“Oh, God! This can’t be happening!”
She felt the pain intensifying even more. It was growing darker.
“Please do something!”
“I did. I gave my all. I gave my life for yours. For everyone. But you refused Me.”
It was getting harder to breath as pain ripped through her body.
“But you know me! I prayed to you!”
He looked at the book in his hand. “I never knew you.”
“Sure you do! I asked you for many things and you always gave them to me.”
“I gave you many things but you never accepted Me.”
The pain was becoming unbearable.
“Depart from me. I never knew you.”
She cried out again in anguish.
“God! Help me! My family! Help them!”
“Depart from me. I never knew you.”
The darkness consumed her while the pain grew beyond anything she could ever have imagined.
As the family gathered around her bed, they saw her once lifeless hand reach up. They thought she was trying to speak.
“Look, she moved,” her daughter said.
They all came closer. Her hand dropped back to the bed. She took her last breath.
They were silent for just a moment.
“She passed peacefully,” one said.
“At least she’s not hurting anymore,” said another.
A chaplain came to the door. “Can I help in any way?”
“She just passed,” said her son.
“Was she of a specific faith?” he asked.
They all began to shake their heads. “She was a free spirit. She’s probably soaring with the eagles right now.” They tried to smile.
“I would love to talk with you about that. Can I share with you how Christ can give us an eternal life with Him?”
“No, thank you. We’re fine.” They turned from him back to the lifeless body on the bed.
“If I can help with anything, please call me. I would love to talk with all of you.” The chaplain turned and walked away.
“Call him back! Ask him! Ask him about God!”
But her cries from hell never reached their ears.
“Please, someone tell them! God, please! Make them hear!”
This is, of course, a fictional story. But the truth is that God is real. And He sent His Son, Jesus, into the world to do for us what we cannot do for ourselves. He was crucified, taking on the sins of every single person. He died and was buried. But He rose again and now lives to give us new life.
I you want to learn more about how to be a Christian, please read The Plan of Salvation on this site.
And if you are a Christian, her family needs to hear the truth. Will you tell them?