Reflections on the day- I'm not often surprised. I've seen and heard about everything, but one thing that always surprises me is the hardness of the human heart. This afternoon another staff member and I went to visit a man who had visited our church last week. He is a friend of one of our men. He is visiting from another state. His friend told us he was touched by the sermon last Sunday and was interested in visiting. We went to the house and met this 52 year old man who is dying of cancer. He has cancer in every major organ and this visit was his last one with his friend. We talked about life, death and eternity. We talked about what Christ did on the cross. We talked about the impossibility of saving ourselves. We talked about salvation. This dear man has a short time to live with eternity facing him, but when I asked, "Will you trust Christ as your savior? Would you like to know for sure what is ahead for you?" He replied, "Not right now...." Death rushing at him, an unknown eternity ahead and he tells me, "Not right now." I was grieved. I was sad. I am sad. His life is rich with bad choices. His years have been spent in prison. His face is aged beyond his years. But the saddest reality is his hard heart. I left him with these words, "You know, life is far too short and eternity is forever. Death is looming in front of you. Please don't wait too long to make this decision. It's far too important." I thought, as we left the house, how sad that he would turn down God's free gift of eternal life with death so near. How sad we can harden our hearts to God's amazing love and risk eternal loss. I will be praying for my new friend. I told him I want to see him in eternity. I told him not to wait too long. I hope he does accept God's amazing gift before he has no more choices.