Scott and Melissa have perfect lives. They live for good times and the sole enjoyment of each other—God isn’t in the picture, and Scott and Melissa like it that way. When a near fatal accident puts Scott in the hospital, he shares a room with an elderly Christian whose witness convinces Scott of his need for Christ. Melissa is distraught. She does not want their lives to change, nor does she want to allow Christ into her life. Yet, the harder she fights surrender, the closer she comes to faith. Will she become a believer or will Scott and Melissa take separate roads?
When she clicked off, Melissa felt totally alone. Thus far in life, she’d had very little to distract her from the pleasures that consumed her time and attention. She was not equipped to endure trial. She felt adrift with nothing to cling to. All she could do was to wait.
Three hours later, a nurse invited her into the critical care room where Scott lay hooked to machines. Though drugged and unconscious, she had been told his prognosis was good. If only he would wake and speak to her, she would feel comfort in the assurance.
When visitation time was over, the nurse gently ushered her out of the room, promising Scott’s condition seemed stable. “You need to get some rest, dear. You won’t do your fiancé any favors by exhausting yourself. He’s under heavy medication and will probably sleep a while still.”
Melissa left reluctantly. However, the nurse had been insistence about her departure. So she settled in the waiting room, intending to get an update in an hour or two.
Ann would be here tomorrow and she would take comfort in her company.
In spite of her worry, she dozed off and on after being assured once more that Scott was holding his own. She was surprised to wake at last to morning light. She stretched to relax the kink in her neck and glanced at her watch. Visiting hours began at seven a.m. In fifteen minutes, she could see Scott again.
Q1. Does becoming a Christian mean giving up all fun?
A1. Alsolutely not. There is joy in Christianity that surpasses the frivilty of parties and belongings.
Q2. When one member of a couple becomes a Christian, how does it change the relationship.
A2. Before the loyalty was only to each other and the fleeting activities of life together. Now, the believer lives for Jesus and longs to share his joy with his beloved.
Q3. What are the benefits of accepting Jesus' gift of salvation?
A3. First of all, and most important, there is the promise of spending eternity with Him. Also, living for Jesus keeps us from making the painful mistakes that living only for ourselves will cause.