Eyes That See

“I Once Was Blind”

Vapor: R.I.P. Italo Sanchez.

On May 28, 2007 I wrote on Italo Sanchez’s ‘facebook wall,’ “amiguito… what’s up enano?”  (“little friend… what’s up midget?”– He used to call me “gigante,” which means “giant”)

The next message on his ‘wall’ is, “RIP Italo xoxo,” on June 3, 2007.

He was killed in a car accident in Guatamala on the morning of June 3.  I just realized that I was the last person to write on his ‘wall’ before his death.

“Come now, you who say, ‘Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, and spend a year there and engage in business and make a profit.’  Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away.  Instead, you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and also do this or that.”  But as it is, you boast in your arrogance; all such boasting is evil.” -James 4:13-16

If the Lord wills, may He have mercy on the soul of mi amiguito, el enano.  Talk to your friends about sin and death, both of which were conquered by the Messiah, Christ Jesus our Lord.  Because Adam sinned, we all sin and we all die.  Because Christ lives, all who believe in Him, to whom He gives life, shall live.  Let us rejoice and give thanks before the bread of life and living water that are His flesh and His blood. 

If you don’t believe, talk to me.  I didn’t believe.  I didn’t want to believe.  And yet the Lord chose to save me, and showed me that my refusal to believe the truth did not cause it to cease to be true.  Your soul is in the balance.

If you do believe, talk to anybody who will listen.  Yes we will look foolish, but Christ is a treasure worth looking foolish for.  And He said He will be ashamed of us if we are ashamed of Him.  All who do not believe in and treasure Jesus Christ are like sheep doomed for slaughter.  They are being bought and sold and tossed every which way the wind blows by the lies of this world.

And we have such a whacked out view of love that, in the name of love, we keep our mouths shut because we don’t want to bother them.  I ask you, which is love and which is hatred:  Silence that results in your loved one spending an eternity in hell, or introducing him or her to the Savior, who gave His life that he or she may have life, and have it abundantly?

Regardless of appearances, the only abundant life is in Christ Jesus.  He gave His flesh, the bread of life, that “whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life” (John 3:16).

Lord, “give us this bread always!” -John 6:34


July 23, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized

1 Comment »

  1. Hello. I am Italo’s sister, really appreciate all your words and be glad to be in touch with you.

    Kind regards

    Comment by Paola Sanchez | August 31, 2008 | Reply

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