|the stretch of road from San Pedro to El Progreso|
Progreso, we noticed that the traffic was coming to a slow crawl. We saw some police and thought about a random police stop or something. We never really thought about what we would see once we were closer. However, the image that we saw will be in our minds for a long time. As we passed by we saw a type of SUV parked on the opposite side of the road with both the drivers and passenger door wide open. Then just a few feet towards the back of the car face down were two people that had been shot and killed. From where we were the driver looked to be in his 20's but the passenger was much smaller. I was actually thinking he might have been a teen. However, the papers today said that it was a 28 year old and a 20 year old. Who had never had a criminal history. In fact the driver was a mechanic. It looks as if he was just an innocent bystander as he only received two of the 24 shots that were fired. What a sad day for these young men. It reminds of the verse "Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. James 4:14" These men had no idea that yesterday when they woke up they would leave this world at noon. No man or women knows the future. The one thing that we can know for sure is Christ. Christ is my rock, he is my King, he is my comfort and he is my help. (Psalms 121) This is actually my favorite scripture in the bible. My help comes from the Lord. I may not know what tomorrow will hold for my life too it is but a vapor. But I do now that if God sees it fit to take me I am ready. Friends and Family and Strangers who may stumble upon this blog; I pray that you have have the same peace and reassurance in your life...the peace that only GOD can give. I pray that you seek someone who can help you know this eternal truth. You can even email us and we would be more than happy to help lead you to a pastor friend in your area or talk with you ourselves. The truth is...you do not need anyone else to take this step of faith...you simply call out to the Lord.
The first step to salvation is to realize that we are all sinners:
Romans 3:10 (KJV)
As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one
Romans 3:23 (KJV)
For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
**Next, you must know that because of sin there must be a price paid:
Romans 6:23 (KJV)
For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
**This price can be paid by you with an eternity in Hell, or you can accept the price that Jesus paid for your sin:
Romans 5:8 (KJV)
But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
**To accept Jesus’ payment for your sin simply call on His name and ask Him to forgive your sins and save you:
Romans 10:9-13 (KJV)
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.  For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.  For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.  For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.  For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
*****If you are ready to accept Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, take time right now to pray, confessing your sin and asking Him to come into your heart and save you.
When you accept Jesus, He is faithful to do what He said He would - He forgives you and saves you.
1 John 5:13 (KJV)
These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.
If you have read this and come to know Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior please take the time to send us a quick email to let us know of your decision. We would love to rejoice with you and help you in the new life you must now live.