If I Could Have Dinner With Two

by | Apr 2, 2019 | Special Series | 0 comments

mug_grill_dinner.jpg

When our Gospel Blog editor asked us to write about who we would have dinner with, I thought I would cheat and have dinner with two people. I choose (1) a former Hollywood celebrity currently in prison and (2) Abinadi. We would have some steaks, and I would take a selfie. I would later print the photo, frame it, and then add a scripture: “The wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord” (Romans 6:23).

The former celebrity I’m thinking of was once one of the most famous people of his time — and also probably one of the greatest comedians of all time — he is now in a maximum-security prison. More importantly, he will one day stand before the judgment bar of God and give an account for his deeds on this earth.

During his lifetime, Abinadi was never known throughout the world, but he was the man who said, “The time shall come when all shall see the salvation of the Lord; when every nation, kindred, tongue, and people shall see eye to eye and shall confess before God that his judgments are just” (Mosiah 16:1). When he was given the opportunity to recant his testimony, he decided that he would rather suffer death than lie to God.

I would stick the selfie on the fridge to help me remember the long-term consequences of my actions.

(P.S. I don’t pretend to know where this former celebrity is going after this life because he still has time to repent if he has not already done so.)

Bio Emil

This article has undergone ministry review and approval.

Author

  • Brother P. lives in the mountains with his wife and two boys who he's tremendously thankful for.

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Further Reading

The Apps That So Easily Beset Us

My job as a physical therapist brings me into people’s homes to work with their special needs kids.  One particular kid I work with is unable to stand or walk because of the severity of his cerebral palsy. However he has a good chance of being able to walk if...

Read More

Eye Struggle

I'm a physical therapist, and I work with a little kid (let's call him Mark), and Mark has a condition called athetoid cerebral palsy. This condition makes him move his arms and legs and trunk and head in a writhing, wormlike fashion. And he is unable to control...

Read More

Never Miss a New Article

Subscribe to Our Email List
Sign up and get every new blog post sent straight to your inbox so you always have the day’s devotional at your fingertips.

We never share your email address with anyone for any reason, and we use it only to send you Gospel Blog emails. Just articles, not ads!

Your Story for God’s Glory

Share Your Testimony on Miracle Monday

We devote Miracle Monday to sharing miracle stories. From finding a lost wedding ring to healing cancer on the spot, Jesus Christ has done it all, big and small.

And we want to hear about what He’s done for you.

The Gospel Blog Is Open for Submissions

We encourage devotional-style or scripture-based articles in the ballpark of 500 words. We are open to any topic that glorifies God and unites the Church.