received the following in an email, the author is not known. The
lesson from this will be self evident.
THE LETTER FROM
One day a woman named Louise
fell asleep in her bed, and dreamed a very
fitful dream. She dreamed that someone in Hell wrote a letter
and it was to be delivered to her by a messenger. The messenger
between the lakes of burning fire and brimstone that occupies
found his way to the door that would lead him to the outside world.
Louise dreamed that the messenger walked to her house, came inside,
gently but firmly woke Louise up. He gave her the message,
that a friend had wrote it to her from Hell. Louise, in her dream,
trembling hands took the letter and read:
I stand in Judgment now,
And feel that you're to blame somehow.
On earth, I walked with you day by day,
And never did you point the way.
You knew the Lord in truth and glory,
But never did you tell the story.
My knowledge then was very dim;
You could have led me safe to Him.
Though we lived together on the earth,
You never told me of the second birth,
And now I stand this day condemned,
Because you failed to mention Him.
You taught me many things, that's true,
I called you "friend" and trusted you,
But I learn now that it's too late,
You could have kept me from this fate.
We walked by day and talked by night,
And yet you showed me not the Light.
You let me live, and love, and die,
You knew I'd never live on high.
Yes, I called you a "friend" in life,
And trusted you through joy and strife.
And yet on coming to the end,
I cannot, now, call you "My Friend."
After reading the letter, Louise
awoke. The dream was still so real in
her mind and sweat dropped from her body in pools. She swore
still smell the acrid smell of brimstone and smoke from her room.
As she contemplated the meaning of her dream, she realized that
Christian, she has failed in her duty to "go out to all the
preach the gospel." As she thought of that, she promised
the next day, she would call Marsha and invite her to church with
The next morning she called Marsha and this was the conversation:
"Yes, Bill, Is Marsha there?"
"Louise, you don't know?"
"No, Bill, know what?"
"Marsha WAS KILLED LAST NIGHT IN A CAR ACCIDENT. I thought
you had known."
Fellow Christian, is this your
testimony? Are you witnessing to your
friends that you are with everyday? Or will there be a friend
in hell, asking you why you did not tell them about JESUS?