Beach carving is one of the ways our family shares our faith.



You may have noticed that sharing our faith seems to be pretty important to us, and it is. So much so, that Anna ended up having a Gospel message tattoo'd on one arm. (Ask her about it if you're standing around!) But that's our motivation for putting in the time and effort to do something like this. We want people to come to know Christ and be saved.


Here's a very shortened Gospel message. Scripture references are included so that you can see where the thoughts come from in the Bible.

Lied? (Revelation 21:8)
Stolen? (1 Corinthians 6:9-10)
Blasphemed? (Leviticus 24:16)
Did you know God sees lust as adultery (Matthew 5:28)
and hatred as murder? (1 John 3:15)
We all deserve Hell. (Romans 3:23, Romans 2:5, John 3:36)
But Jesus' death on the cross (2 Corinthians 5:14-15)
purchased forgiveness (Ephesians 1:7, Romans 3:25, Acts 13:38-39)
for anyone who repents of their sin (Luke 13:3, Acts 17:30)
and puts their faith in Him. (Romans 5:1-2, Ephesians 2:8)
Don't wait. (2 Corinthians 6:2)

You don't know the day and hour you're going to have to face God... and neither do we--but that doesn't change the fact that we all will.

God says, "It is appointed for man to die once,
and after that comes judgment," Hebrews 9:27.

Time is so fleeting. Neither one of us (you, who are reading this right now, or me) may have even an hour of life left. Every 15 minutes someone dies in a car accident--when people climb into their cars, they may be climbing into their own coffins.

Believe me, no one living in Japan woke up on the morning of March 11, 2011 saying to themselves, "Well, I only have a few more hours to live. I'm going to die this afternoon in a tsunami caused by the largest earthquake in recorded Japanese history. I'd better take some time this morning to make sure I've made peace with God..." No one who worked in the World Trade Center woke up on the morning of 9/11/2001 saying, "Well, I'd better enjoy this cup of coffee because it's the last one I'll ever drink. My place of work is going to be turned into a towering inferno and I'm going to leap to my death out of a window rather than be burned alive. I'd better make sure I know where my soul is going after I die."

What is the point of all this? The point is that the time you have--right at this moment--is a gift.

As long as you are still drawing breath into your lungs, God is having mercy on you. Everyone dies, it's the ultimate statistic. But whether it happens today, or 10 years from now... whether it happens dramatically, or quietly... whether it happens along with hundreds of other people, or whether you die alone... one way or another, it it's going to happen. And that is when you will face God.

If you have any fear right now, don't waste it. At some time in your life you may have been told you should never fear God... Or you may picture God in your mind as a kindly, grandfatherly figure. But Jesus tells us we should "fear" God, who can, and will, throw guilty criminals (like us) into Hell, (Luke 12:5).

So, if you are blessed right at this moment to be filled with fear of facing a Holy God while you are still in your sins, then thank God for that! And take time to either thoughtfully read through the message on needGod.com. Don't waste this moment. The fear of God is the beginning of wisdom, (Psalm 111:10, Proverbs 1:7, 9:10).