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When Lightning Strikes

When Lightning Strikes

--By Keith Bellamy

I remember when I was a little boy in West Virginia, when our house was hit by lightning. My brother and I had been ordered to take a nap. However, when the lightning struck there was no nap.

On another occasion we were at a girls’ state softball game in which our youngest daughter was playing. I could see lightning from where we were seated, and I made the comment to my wife, that the game needed to be canceled. No sooner had I made the comment when lightning struck a tree back behind left field and the tree blew up. Of course, we were afraid for our daughter and the game was not concluded until that evening. To this day our daughter is afraid lightning.

What do you do when lightning strikes?

I am thinking of what the writer of Hebrews 9:27 says. “Just as each person is destined to die once and after that comes judgment” (NLT).

In Luke 12:15 Jesus said, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions (NIV).” Then Jesus went on to tell about a certain rich man who was building bigger barns and patting himself on the back about his accomplishments. However, in Luke 12:20,

Now lightening may have not struck but…maybe it did.

If we wait until the lightning strikes will we have time to get things right with the LORD?

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