LG Hinan sat in the church for the first time in ten years. He watched as the minister preached his heart out in front of the church. He seemed sure of where he was going after this life was through. LG knew where he was going if he didn’t change his ways and listen to the courts. He was going to jail and they would throw away the key. The judge wanted LG to go to prison for a full year. The guy really had it out for him. Mark and the lawyer promised things would be okay if LG quit stealing and kept a low profile. LG was not so sure himself. However, this is why he was in church this morning. It was also the same reason LG was going to see a Christian counselor.
Suddenly, something strange happened to LG. He was sitting in the pew, the preacher was talking about the Lord’s Supper and LG found himself floating through the air. He wasn’t just floating through air; LG was quickly going back in time. LG was sitting at the same table Jesus and his disciples were sitting at. Jesus was breaking the bread and pouring the wine. He was telling the disciples that the bread was His body and the wine was His blood. LG was freaking out. He felt very uncomfortable sitting in the same room as the Lord Jesus Christ. At that moment, LG was convicted of every sin he had ever committed. LG was embarrassed; he had to get out of here before Jesus saw him. LG stood up from his seat, but it was too late. Jesus looked directly at LG with sad piercing eyes. It was unbearable for LG to look into the eyes of Jesus, he vision was getting blurry and LG felt dizzy. What was LG going to do now? What was happening to him?
Suddenly, LG was shaken awake by his friend Mark. “What are you doing?” Mark asked LG. LG rubbed his eyes and looked at his friend a bit confused. “This is your first Sunday back in church and you fall asleep.” “Incredible!” Mark mumbled to himself. “I’m sorry” LG whimpered back at his friend. “You don’t understand.” LG scratched his head and opened his eyes. What had happened to him? He could not see a thing. LG rubbed his eyes, but still he could not see a thing. “Mark, I need you.” He said to his friend. There was no reply. “Mark, I really need you!” He yelled. “What’s wrong with you?” Mark asked grumpily. “I cannot see,” was the reply from his frightened friend. “Mark, I cannot see a thing.”
(This is a prelude to a youth book I just began writing. The book is about a man who is pulling away from God, but is pulled back into the church just in time. He has a daydream and goes blind. The man decides to give his live to God and he becomes a teacher. Because of his blindness, when he reads the Bible, he sees things many of us do not see. He really gets into the Word of God. LG shares these experiences with the children he begins to teach in Sunday school, his stories change their lives) Any opinions good or bad are appreciated.