Good Morning! What a challenging time we live in! Covid 19, Election time where it’s really hard to distinguish who is lying to us and who is not just so they can be put in a position of power. Now we are subject to having to stay indoors because of the fires and smoke inhabiting our lungs. It reminds me of the reality (truth) of Heaven and Hell. In the bible, it gives us a glimpse of the reality of the truth. [Luk 16:19-31 NLT] 19 Jesus said, "There was a certain rich man who was splendidly clothed in purple and fine linen and who lived each day in luxury. 20 At his gate lay a poor man named Lazarus who was covered with sores. 21 As Lazarus lay there longing for scraps from the rich man's table, the dogs would come and lick his open sores. 22 "Finally, the poor man died and was carried by the angels to be with Abraham. The rich man also died and was buried, 23 and his soul went to the place of the dead. There, in torment, he saw Abraham in the far distance with Lazarus at his side. 24 "The rich man shouted, 'Father Abraham, have some pity! Send Lazarus over here to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue. I am in anguish in these flames.' 25 "But Abraham said to him, 'Son, remember that during your lifetime you had everything you wanted, and Lazarus had nothing. So now he is here being comforted, and you are in anguish. 26 And besides, there is a great chasm separating us. No one can cross over to you from here, and no one can cross over to us from there.' 27 "Then the rich man said, 'Please, Father Abraham, at least send him to my father's home. 28 For I have five brothers, and I want him to warn them so they don't end up in this place of torment.' 29 "But Abraham said, 'Moses and the prophets have warned them. Your brothers can read what they wrote.' 30 "The rich man replied, 'No, Father Abraham! But if someone is sent to them from the dead, then they will repent of their sins and turn to God.' 31 "But Abraham said, 'If they won't listen to Moses and the prophets, they won't listen even if someone rises from the dead.'" We can try to joke about it or ignore it, but the truth of the matter is there is a Heaven and Hell, and those who choose to reject the truth will spend eternity in anguish. It’s easy to believe we are going to heaven but unless we accept Jesus Christ as our personal Savior and repent of our sins eternal anguish awaits us...that is the truth…no lies. It should cause us to wake up to the truth that those around us, our family, our children, our friends and those God brings our way will be in heaven or hell forever in anguish. Maybe it should drive us to our knees in prayer for them!

God Bless

Jeff