When I turned the radio on today Pastor Rick Sowell was preaching and I believe what I heard him quote was the first part of John 9:4. It says, "I must work the works of him that sent me." If memory serves me Pastor Sowell mentioned several things we need to be aware of that could interfere with our service for God. I can't list all of what he said, (driving doesn't allow for good note-taking) but I do remember the last one was relaxation. We cannot relax in our efforts to reach the world with the gospel. I cannot use the excuse of being tired, I have done my part, my little bit really doesn't matter, or any other number of reasons I might dig up. He believes, and I agree that we are living in the last days. Still there is much to do.

Then Pastor Sowell made a statement that really got my attention. He said someone will win the last soul for Christ.

What would it mean to say I won the last soul to Christ? Will there be no more souls to accept the Lord, no more names written in the Lambs book of Life?

What about that last soul? Will he know he was the last? Will he understand how close he came to missing the rapture?

What about the ones who reject the salvation so freely offered? Will she remember the times she refused to hear what the Word says? Could I have told her one more time?

One day the last soul will be saved, but many will be left behind. As a Christian, I know what is ahead for that last soul. I know too, what is ahead for the ones who reject the name of Jesus. God loves those lost souls and His desire is that none should perish so should my desire be any less?

Striving to win lost souls is a blessing, to the last one. --Published in the Countryside Baptist Church bulletin July 3, 2016.