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The Last House
By J Oniel Strunk
Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Rated "PG" by the Author.

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Story of the last house on a street where the traffic goes one way and one way only. Curious about it the man whom owns the last house finally walks down to the end of the stree to find;

The Last House.
J, Oniel Strunk

There was this man who bought himself the perfect house that he always wanted. He just didnít know how bad he wanted it until he seen it and bought it. He especially liked the house because it was a distance away from the population. You see, the general public and him were just way to different. He had a heart and loved people. But it seemed that the more he was around the general population then, the more he was acting like them. And that was just way too much for him. So, being out away from town a little bit was perfect for him.
He quickly got into a routine. He would take his trash out every other day. He would mow his lawn once per week. He would get his newspaper every morning. He loved it very much. He would only see a few cars drive by every day. Not too much traffic. Nobody let their dog go to the bathroom on his lawn. He never had kidsí toilet paper his home and treeís at night when he was sleeping. He didnít even have to lock the doors on his car.
One morning he was outside mowing his lawn and he began to notice something odd. He shut off the lawn mower and looked down the street and stared. Two cars drove past him in a hurry as if they were racing. He walked out into the street to watch them drive away. He watched the cars get smaller and smaller and smaller and then disappear into the distance. He thought to himself for a second. He noticed that the cars always come from the left and go passed him to the right and they donít come back. He never remembered any car coming from the right and leave to the left. He also remembered that he is the last house on the road. He started to wonder where everyone was going.
The next day he went outside to get his news paper and sure enough, he saw many cars drive passed from the left to the right and then disappear into the distance. He thought to himself again. He decided that if he still didnít see any one come back from the right to the left by tomorrow morning then he would walk down to the end of the street and find out what is going on.
The next morning he again went to get his news paper and saw multiple cars drive passed from the left. He quickly went back inside his home and got his walking shoes on. He started to walk down the road to the end of the road. Still looking hard and wondering why no one comes back. He concluded that there has to be another road to lead all those cars back to town. He continued to walk away from his home down to the end of his street. Suddenly a few cars blew passed him from the direction of his home and disappeared in the distance in front of him.
He began to come near to where it looks like the pavement ends and the dirt begins. He looks ahead of him to notice small trees and bushes ahead of him covering the road. He started to push his way through them. All of a sudden he lost his traction on his right foot and began to fall down. Quickly he grabbed some bushes and pulled himself up. He wiped the sweat from his eyes and looked forward. All of a sudden it was like he stepped into a new world. Scared beyond belief he started to panic. He began to crumble at his own feet trying to back himself up. Ahead of him was a deep drop off. Every direction he could see from the cliff top where he was standing was wrecked cars. Thousands and thousands of cars.
He turned and ran for home. Not sure whether to cry or to scream out to God he just ran. So much confusion in his mind and heart. He just ran like never before. Suddenly up ahead of him was a car heading right for him. He thought to himself that he must warn them. He ran to the car and screamed out to not go to the end. He warned them and they were grateful and turned around to go back. But as soon as they left another car came. He ran up to the car and warned them not to go. The person in the car quickly rolled up their window and kept driving. The man screamed that they will die if they keep going but the car just kept going. He started to cry. He cried because he just knew what was in that man in the cars future. Nothing but death. Finally many cars were approaching him. He started to try to warn them all and some of them turned around and some of them didnít. Some of them cussed at him. Some of them called him crazy. Some of them even tried to run him over thinking he was a nut. But to him it was worth it to tell them because if he didnít then no one else would either. His house was the last on the street. He is their last chance.
Can you guess the moral of this story? We are all in this manís position. We know that everyone who doesnít know about the gift of God through his son Jesus Christ will go to Hell. Hell is like the cliff in the story. For some people in this life, you may be the last chance they get to hear the warnings before they pass on. Yes we will have some tell us we are full of beans, or that we are crazy but what will happen if we donít tell them? Yes. They will die. But you know the truth. So how can you just stand in your lawn and wave at everyone driving by? Whether they believe you or not their blood is on your hands if you donítí warn them at least. We donítí have to try to force them to turn their lives around but just a simple warning with care. Just remember that someone out there is waiting to hear about Jesus right now. And youíre the one to tell them. Letís all be fruitful and multiply the souls in the kingdom of heaven. Amen
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Reviewed by Chris Smith 11/27/2007
I thought the moral of the story was to carry orange cones and yellow caution tape with you at all times, just in case. ;-)

But on a more serious note, this is a nice modern-day parable. Nicely written.
Reviewed by Patricia Burden-Evans 11/27/2007
Goodness, your story hit home! You are so right. It is our responsibility to witness to people. We are Christians that know and we need to let everyone else know! Check out my web page when you get a chance.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 11/27/2007
Excellent story, J; very well penned! BRAVO!

Thanks for the review; it is much appreciated! :)

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D




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