How close is “near”, when we speak of near-death experiences. How are they qualified? At the very door, or within walking distance?

Our own experience will dictate the answer.

While we use the mystery and drama of being declared dead… then to rise again, and live a full life. I think it is important to recognize the many times that we did not feel imperiled, but that we may well have been rescued by God’s grace. We do not have to have the equivalent of being swallowed by a whale, or thrown into a lions den to know that it was not just luck that many of us live today.

My own experience can give testimony to the many times when I was oblivious to a critical situation and how it was reconciled.

Many years on the road negotiating the mountain passes of Colorado; where snow and ice, landslides, runaway vehicles and animals, have taught me one thing; It was not my skilled hands that saved the day

There are many dumb acts and indiscretions for which all of us might have paid for dearly; from downright foolishness to outright sin

God did not raise up generations to become escape artists who credit their own cleverness, that they can live to tell the tale.

He did prescribe that the tale must be told, and we are often the only witnesses.

We have a great commission and opportunity to do that, And, it would  especially be important in the case of young people to know; in specific examples, of how the promise of; “But for the grace of God, go I” is fulfilled…. And, especially so, in the frequent,  less  threatening and simple events of everyday  life.

Have you thought about writing it down ? ……..Young people grow up to read.

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I am a retired great grandfather, father of four; a writer (long time blogger) and visual artist. And, most importantly,a believer in the power of God to change lives..

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