Afraid Of What?

This is a story from a book called “Jesus Freaks” That I have loved since I have read it: Jack Vinson: 1931

The bandit told the missionary “I am going to kill you. Aren’t you afraid?”

Jack Vinson Replyed simply “Kill me, if you wish. I will go straight to God.”

Jacks courage inspired his friend, E. H. Hamilton to write this poem:

Afraid? Of what?

To feel the spirits glad release? To pass from pain to perfect peace? To strife and strain of life to cease?

Afraid of — that? Afraid Of What?

Afraid to see the saviors Face, to hear his welcome, and to trace? The glory gleam from wounds of grace?

Afraid of—that? Afraid of what?

A flash, A crash, a pierced heart; Darkness, light, O heavens art! A wound of his a counter part!

Afraid—of that? Afraid of What?

To do by death what life could not. Baptize with blood a stony plot, Till souls shall blossom from the spot?

Afraid— of that?

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