His prosperous business may have allowed him all this but he knew the credit really belonged to God for his success.
He didn’t know God personally, but he knew about Him. He didn’t believe in reincarnation, but he did believe in resurrection. He knew that in order to have life after death, eternal life, he would need to establish a personal relationship with God.
He never committed to that relationship as a young boy as he felt it would cost him too much fun. He was just too busy later in life by having a family and building his business. He thought, “I can do that at anytime, after all, God’s not going anywhere, is He?”
One evening he was sitting in his living room, reading the newspaper. He glanced up to see an amazing sunset over the ocean right outside his bay window.
He began to reflect on God and His creation. As he folded up the newspaper to put it away, he saw his friend’s name in the obituaries. The same friend that was six years younger than him. That did it! Just as he was ready to make that commitment to God, he was interrupted by a phone call. This was not just any call. This was a very important long-awaited business call. It lasted for three and one-half hours. It was very late when the call ended and he was mentally exhausted and emotionally drained.
He said to himself, “Tomorrow morning there will be not interruptions and first thing I will get right with God”. The he fell fast asleep.
The next morning when he opened his eyes, everything remained dark. He then extended his arms above himself only to feel something firm but silky smooth. His face filled with terror and his soul with despair when he realized it was the lining of his coffin.
The dream had turned into a nightmare.