Sunny Days, Fear and Unfinished Thoughts

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It’s funny how a conversation can begin in one place and end up in a completely different place.

Late afternoon and two middle-aged men are walking down an old dirt road.

Their discussions had wandered here and there, touching on MANY different topics.  Since these two men had known each other for years, at times their conversation covered things that had taken place in the past; sometimes, the topics were of a very general nature; sometimes, they touched upon those things considered “silly.”

In other words, their conversation was not in any way very organized or orderly.

The topic then turned to “FEAR.

So, it was surprising when the younger of the two men stopped suddenly, spread his arms wide and declared,

“You know, almost all of my days used to be sunny days.  When I was younger, you know? Most weeks had a lot of sunny days in them.  But now, it seems like the days are almost all overcast.  Does that make any sense?”

“Does this have anything to do with fear?”

“I didn’t used to be ‘fraid of NUTHIN’!  I think it was because my days were mostly sunny!”

“And now that your days are overcast, you get frightened easily? I’m still not sure I understand.”

“I’ve been wanting to tell someone about when I was younger: when my days were mostly sunny.  This seemed to be a good time.  That’s all.”

THIS was most surprising: it was not like the younger man to wax poetic.

The conversation that day continued until the two men found themselves back at their cars.

After a few pleasantries, they both got into their cars and drove home.

But later, the older of the two men couldn’t help but think about what the other man has said about his “sunny days.”

SOMETIMES, he thought of that conversation as a part of a larger whole.  Did it mean something other than what it was claimed to have meant?  Was he missing something?

He even thought of several questions to ask the next time they were talking–just to try and be more clear about what was said.

SOMETIMES, he wondered if his friend had been trying to say something else.

Was he trying to say something bout fear?

About missed opportunities?

About the way men see things more optimistically when they’re younger?

SOMETIMES, he thought, “Maybe I’m making too big a deal out of this?

But he really didn’t think that was true: after all, it was HARD to not think about it.

In the end, he FINALLY stopped thinking about what his friend has said that day.

In the end, he FINALLY had his mind occupied by newer and more important topics.

And no, he never did get to the bottom of the whole thing–if there WAS a bottom to be gotten to.

HOWEVER, he did think it was a good example of

It’s funny how a conversation can begin in one place and end up in a completely different place.

HAS the reader ever had a completely-surprising conversation?

DID the reader learn anything from this discussion?

It is not YET too late: there is still time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

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DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

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THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

MORE: Eternal Salvation Through Jesus Christ: Salvation Messages from End Times Prophecy Report

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: May 19, 2020.]

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