John had recently attended church and had an encounter with Jesus Christ. It was a life-changing experience for him. He had decided to share his newfound faith with his grandmother. This would allow her the same opportunity to have an encounter with Jesus and experience an abundant and eternal life.
However, he was disappointed in himself, as he could not find the courage to do this.
He was halfway to his car when he distinctly heard a voice telling him to return to her and share his faith. As he hesitated, he heard a second, different voice telling him not to worry and he could always share his faith at a later time.
Yes, he thought, he could always do it later. It would be embarrassing to go back right now.
As he wrestled with these two voices, he recalled as a child that the pastor in his church would try to scare people into going to the altar. He would say this might be their last opportunity to come forward to accept Jesus and secure eternal life. They may die in a traffic accident on the way home and be lost forever.
Well, that obviously never happened to him. He never even heard of that happening to anyone.
He felt confident that he had made the right decision by ignoring the first voice. He felt very comfortable by obeying the second voice.
After all, he reasoned, he would have several opportunities to share his faith with his beloved grandmother. He was young, quite healthy and would be around for a very long time. Unfortunately,… Grandma would not!