?Are You Crazy??

 •  1 min. read  •  grade level: 7
Joe, a college student, was returning to his dorm late one night when he stopped his car for a traffic light. A man jumped into the seat beside him and roughly thrust a gun against his side, ordering, "Drive on, and don't do anything to attract attention!"
Joe was a Christian, so as he obeyed the order his mind turned to the Lord and almost unconsciously the words came from his lips: "For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain."
Now it was the bandit's turn to be startled. "What are you talking about? Are you crazy?" he demanded.
This gave Joe an opportunity to explain that because he was born again and Christ lived in him he had eternal life, and that physical death would only mean life forever in glory.
The stranger snorted: "Now I know you're crazy!" But his interest had been aroused, and Joe continued to tell him about the Savior.
Suddenly the gunman put his gun away and told Joe to "pull over to the curb," explaining that he wanted to hear more about how to gain victory over fear and death.
Gladly Joe complied. Opening his pocket Testament, he began to read from the third chapter of John. As he read and explained the 16th verse, his passenger suddenly stopped him. "I see it, I see it!" he shouted joyfully. He saw it, he believed it, and together he and Joe bowed their heads and thanked God for everlasting life.
"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that who so ever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:1616For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (John 3:16).