TJ sat in his parents living room taking the tongue lashing he probably deserved but had no time to hear... he could feel his cell phone buzzing in his pocket... his buddies wanting to know where he was at
It's a saturday night, and the plans are "hot"...but Tj's on "ice" as his mom continues
"Tj I don't know what else we can do or say? We've tried to hard to be good parents, to teach and be there for you...Lord knows we've prayed"
Tj rolls his eyes invoking his Father's Anger..."TJ YOUR MOM DESERVES BETTER" "Your sitting here in our house, asking for us to bail you out again...and yet you can take our money but won't take our advice?"
"honey you know we love you" the mom beckon's and we've only wanted God's Best for You... Tj again hints at disgust... "but this is the last time..after tonight..there is no more bailing you out? Your on your own!!!"
Hearing those words..the only thing resonating in Tj's mind..is "YES, I've got the money I need" "it's party time"
The dad stands and walks over to Tj..hands him some money ..Tj hastily grabs the cash..and then stands up and without any hint of thanksgiving...makes his way to the door
"TJ...Honey..please ..can we pray before you go?" "mom I'm sorry...but I'm in a huge hurry" "next time ok?" "I Promise Next Time"
Out to his car, taking his phone out of his pocket..Tj dials up "his boys"... ."Dude's parties on!" "Be there in 15"...arriving at "da club" ..He strides to the door ...people are standing in line...but acting all cool...knowing the guys working the line...Tj breezes on through...dirt broke just an hour ago, he nows plays "the man" and tips the guys for all to see..on a night he thinks he's gaining the world, he's dangerously close to losing his soul
once inside ..."Flu Shot" to the bartender...Yager and Red Bull his favorite starter drink is served... tossing it down ..."AHHHHHHHHHHH F & A" His eyes catch his buddies racing over...the music's blaring...scantily clad women are dancing..."this is the life"
Corona after Corona...Dance after Dance...Buzzing along... it's ONLY 10pm on a saturday night... when the music goes quiet... "The TV MONITORS all over the Club are tuned into a NATIONAL EMERGENCY ALERT... SUDDENLY WITHOUT WARNING...THOUSANDS IF NOT MILLIONS OF PEOPLE HAVE DISAPPEARED!!!"The atmosphere in the club turns SOBER... wails and screams and gnashing of teeth
Tj's heart falls into his throat...
taking his cell and scrolling to "HOME" ...hit's send... the phone rings..."hello, You have reached 417 555-7777...no one is available but please leave a message" Panic hits his heart...scrolling "Mom's cell" NO ANSWER "Dad's Cell" NO ANSWER
Tj knew the truth he'd heard it all his life...He heard the sermons but listened NOT... He heard his parent's warnings and pleas and heard them Not... Jesus Has Called His Church Home, But TJ was NOT READY!!!!
His Future? 7 years at best...facing the most horrific Time this Planet has ever faced..so terrible it will be that unless God had shortened the days "no flesh would survive"... Tj's life now a nightmare turned reality... ..all because HE WAS NOT READY!!!