Dr. George W. Truett tells of a funeral he was asked to conduct of a 16 year old girl. The mother told him: "Dr. Truett, she was our only child."
"Yes, but you sorrow not as others that have no hope," said the minister.
But the mother answered, "That is where the trouble is, we have no such hope. Our daughter was not a believer."
The mother wept bitterly while she continued her story. "While it is true that her father & I were both members of the church even before she was born, it is also true that our darling girl lying in that casket, never heard either of us pray. She was not saved & we fear that she is lost & her blood will be upon us."
Then she became hysterical in the thought of a lost daughter.
Relating the incident later, Dr. Truett asked, "Who would dare say that her blood would not be upon them?"
Father & mother both professing believers, but had never prayed in their home! May God have mercy on children coming from such homes!
- The Elim Evangel. (moreillustrations.com)
Eze 33:6 (KJV): "But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman's hand."
Eze 33:4 (KJV): "Then whosoever heareth the sound of the trumpet, and taketh not warning; if the sword come, and take him away, his blood shall be upon his own head."