"Hi, Dad;"


After living what I felt was a 'decent'
life, my time on earth came to the end.

The first thing I remember is sitting on a
bench in the waiting room of what I thought to be a court
house.

The doors opened and I was instructed to
come in and have a seat by the defense table.
As I looked around I saw the 'prosecutor.'

He was a villainous looking gent who snarled
as he stared at me. He definitely was the most evil person
I have ever seen.

I sat down and looked to my left and there
sat My Attorney, kind and gentle looking man whose
appearance seemed so familiar to me, I felt I knew Him.

The corner door flew open and there appeared
the Judge in full flowing robes.

He commanded an awesome presence as He moved
across the room I couldn't take my eyes off of Him..

As He took His seat behind the bench, He said, 'Let us begin.'

The prosecutor rose and said,

'My name is Satan and I am here to show you
why this man belongs in hell.'

He proceeded to tell of lies that I told,
things that I stole, and In the past when I cheated others.
Satan told of other horrible Perversions that were once in my life and
the more he spoke, the further down in my seat I sank.

I was so embarrassed that I couldn't look at
anyone, even my own Attorney, as the Devil told of sins
that even I had completely forgotten about.

As upset as I was at Satan for telling all
these things about me, I was equally upset at My Attorney
who sat there silently not offering any form of defense at all.

I know I had been guilty of those things,
but I had done some good in my life - couldn't that at
least equal out part of the harm I'd done?

Satan finished with a fury and said, 'This
man belongs in hell, he is guilty of all that I have
charged and there is not a person who can prove otherwise.'

When it was His turn, My Attorney first
asked if He might approach the bench. The Judge allowed
this over the strong objection of Satan, and beckoned Him to come forward.

As He got up and started walking, I was able
to see Him in His full splendor and majesty.
I realized why He seemed so familiar; this
was Jesus representing me, my Lord and my Savior.

He stopped at the bench and > softly said to
the Judge, 'Hi, Dad,' and then He turned to address
the court.

'Satan was correct in saying that this man
had sinned, I won't deny any of these allegations. And,
yes, the wages of sin is death, and this man deserves to be punished.'

Jesus took a deep breath and turned to His
Father with outstretched arms and proclaimed, 'However,
I died on the cross so that this person might have eternal life and he has
accepted Me as his
Savior, so he is Mine.'

My Lord continued with,
'His name is written in the Book of Life, and no one can snatch him from
Me.

Satan still does not > understand yet.. This
man is not to be given justice, but rather mercy.'
As Jesus sat down, He quietly paused, looked
at His Father and said, 'There is nothing else that
needs to be done.'

'I've done it all.'

The Judge lifted His mighty hand and slammed
the gavel down. The following words bellowed from His
lips..

'This man is free. The penalty for him has
already been paid in full. 'Case dismissed.'

As my Lord led me away, I could hear Satan
ranting and raving, 'I won't give up, I will win
the next one.'

I asked Jesus as He gave me my instructions
where to go next, 'Have you ever lost a case?'
Christ lovingly smiled and said, 'Everyone
that has come to Me and asked Me to represent them has
received the same
verdict as you, ~Paid In Full~'

Author unknown.......

'Stop telling God how big your storm is.
Instead, tell the storm how big your God
is!'