bad situation, worse


In my cubicle today, I heard some folks making some noise and saying “He jumped, he jumped!”  I ran to where they were standing, looking out a window of our building, which happens to be on the 35th floor.  They said that a man was on a parking garage ledge about 10 stories up and decided to jump off.  I stood in shock and disbelief.  Why would someone do such a thing?   What would push someone to get to such a desperate place in life that they felt the only solution to their problem(s) was to jump off a high standing building?

I then started thinking about how selfish this guy was.  How so many people in the world want to live!!!  How so many people are sick and have diseases and cancers and the like.  How this man was probably in good health, but wasn’t coping well with his issues and decided to take his life, but decided suicide was the answer… WRONG!  That’s never the answer!

Then I thought about this man’s salvation.  Did he know Christ Jesus?  Had a Christian failed in not answering the call to share Christ with this person?  Could we have changed the course of his life if someone had just reached out and cared for him?  I don’t think I’ll ever know in this life time, but it’s very sad indeed.

“There is NO condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus”  – Romans 8:1

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