As I entered the doors of Target I asked two very serious security guards where I might find an item. Of course, I also had to ask my favorite question, “If you were to die today, would you go to Heaven or Hell?”
“Hell,” said Sid.
“Heaven,” said Daniel.
“Why are you going to Hell, Sid?”
“‘Cause I’ve done a lot of bad things that I can’t atone for. Besides, all my friends will be there.”
I asked Daniel, “How about you? Why are you going to Heaven?”
“I go to church and I believe in Jesus.”
“Good,” I replied excitedly. “Daniel, you are going to Heaven. Sid, you’re right too! But you don’t have to go to Hell.”
As he listened, I gave him the Good News that Jesus died on a cross for him and that he didn’t have to atone for his own sins. Meanwhile, another security guard named Hector approached exclaiming, “I don’t want to hear it! I don’t want to hear it!”
“Do you know what I’m talking about?”
“I was asking Sid and Daniel if they were going to Heaven or Hell when they died. Where are you going?”
“Nowhere. In a coffin.”
“According to the Bible, you’re either going to Heaven or Hell.”
“Oh yeah? Has someone told you this? Have you met this person?
As Hector walked away I said to Daniel, “You need to tell these guys about Jesus. Okay?”
He nodded his head.
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