Sunday, October 6, 2013

"The element of surprise and hopelessness" (Message)

“The element of surprise and hopelessness”

What is the element of surprise?

The element of surprise is, when you’re traveling on a plane, cruising at an altitude of 35,000 feet and the pilot announces that the aircraft is having engine problems.

So what does hopelessness have to do with it?

Hopelessness is when the pilot announces again, that the aircraft has lost all its power. You look out the aircraft window and realize that you’re flying over a mountain range.

You know, that within a few minutes, the plane will ultimately crash into the mountains, now, that’s hopelessness.

As the aircraft starts to plummet and spiral toward the rugged mountains, which are getting closer by the second, in spontaneity, everyone starts screaming. 
The atheist shouts out “Oh my God, we’re all going to die”, having absolutely no hope at all for an eternity with God.
With the few minutes that remain and with loved ones who are together on the plane, huddling, cuddling, and crying together.
The aircraft is now violently shaking and instantly everyone is traumatized by the turbulence that they are now experiencing.
Pandemonium breaks out inside the plane and fear is gripping everyone.
In contrast to the atheist who shouts out “Oh my God, we’re all going to die”. (I hope you see the humour in that statement.)
The Christian is praying, “Dear God, please deliver us from the impending danger, whatever happens Lord, take our soul to be with you, let our spirit Lord be instantly in your presence.”
The inevitable happens, and upon impact, the plane disintegrates and bodies are mangled or obliterated, but within seconds of impact, the plane is engulfed in a molten towering inferno, within a few seconds everyone is cremated at the same time, it’s as if no one ever existed, they are instantly sent into oblivion. 

Now, that’s hopelessness.

Written by Chris Turner
 October 6, 2013

Chris Turner is a residential/commercial
painting contractor in Edmonton Alberta Canada