Monday, April 2, 2007

He Died Alone

Rudy died while hunting mountain goats - an avalanche caused his death
- on a mountain of perpetual snows.

The hunter, who was an experienced outdoorsman and an employee of the
Canadian National Railway in British Columbia, set out to climb Dome
Mountain. "In two days' time I shall return," he said. But he never
came back. alone on the mountain he died.

When Ruby's body was found by a six-man search party at the 4,000 foot
level, all that could be seen of it was one black boot protruding
through the snow. He died from head injuries, broken legs, and a
gashed hip.

Many men are like Rudy. They go on train journeys, airplanes, hunting
and fishing trips but never come back. They intend to, but never do.
Loved ones wait through an anxious time, but no voice or foot steps
sounds a joyous return.

Live is uncertain. Because it is, we should be prepared for any
eventuality. One tragic thing or another can happen. God's Word
declares, " Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go
into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get
gain: Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is
your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and
then vanisheth away. James 4:13,14"

"Go to now (don't be so sure), you who say that I shall go on a
fishing or hunting trip and return. What is you life?" As the morning
fog burns off during the day. Your life is quickly gone.

Because it is so, you should above all else, be prepared for eternity.
You can be. You understand, there was another man. He too, died on a
mountain alone. Although He was crucified between two thieves, He was
forsaken by all. His head was pierced by thorns, His hands were torn
by nails, His side was rent by a spear. But His death was not
accidental nor tragic. He willingly died to give you eternal life.
Previous to His death He said, "In three days' time, I shall return."
He did He rose triumphant from the grave. Now you can be sure of
salvation by accepting him as your Lord and Saviour.

If you refuse to heed this salvation appeal, illustrated by the death
of Rudy, this true story will fail to serve its purpose. He could have
died in vain. He shout no mountain goat. His death apparently
accomplished nothing.

On the other hand, if you refuse to heed this salvation appeal, the
Lord Jesus Christ will not have died in vain. Multitudes have already
believed in Him. You will be the loser. Your should will be plunged
into eternity by an avalanche of unbelief. you will have nobody to
blame but yourself. " How shall we escape, if we neglect so great
salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was
confirmed unto us by them that heard him; Hebrews 2:3"

Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ. Accept Him as your Saviour. Do it
now! He died ALONE for you.

Edited from Old Stories of the Northern BC,

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