“The peril of the unprepared is forthcoming and immediate.
The peril of the unprepared surrounds those who are about to depart from the bounds of mortality.
The peril of the unprepared lies in their attitudes to that which has gone before,
to that which has fallen on the ground,
to that which did not impinge upon a life.
The peril of the unprepared is difficult to address when ears do not hear,
when eyes neither see nor read,
when friends neither tell nor discuss.
The peril of the unprepared advances day by day,
advances with the sands threading hours through the hourglass,
advances to a destiny in which choice was never exercised,
advances to completion of the destiny of default.
The peril of the unprepared can be dispelled by a decision of the spirit and the soul,
can be discharged by the joyous action of freewill,
can be halted by the commitment built on faith and trust,
built on truth and earnestness,
built on sincerity and obligation,
built on the present to so change a destiny of solitude into an eternal life with light.
The peril of the unprepared has despair approaching quickly,
has hopelessness encircling the backbone due to crumble,
has the fog of evil gathering to mask the looming threat to life,
has those who are imperilled thrust before the wise whose wisdom was ignored.
The peril of the unprepared is of concern to those who witness to their danger of position,
to the lives so fraught as they stand before the pit.
The peril of the unprepared spreads the risk within a family,
spreads the risk both up and down a tree,
spreads the risk out onto the branches.
The peril of the unprepared is much worse than feet upon the burning sand,
than the sole upon the burning tar,
than the face exposed to the burning sun.
The peril of the unprepared is as a juggernaut approaching stop lights which will not obey the signals,
is as an avalanche already started and near impossible to stop,
is as a slip upon a cliff with the anchor starting to give way.
The peril of the unprepared can be close and unexpected,
can be confining and disastrous,
can be terminal and with no mercy for the spirit.
The peril of the unprepared cannot be exaggerated,
cannot be over-emphasized,
cannot later be exchanged for safety.
The peril of the unprepared is brought upon oneself,
is self-inflicted at the gateway to eternity.
The peril of the unprepared is the penalty of not receiving grace as originating at The Cross:
sees the gates of Hell opened to accept delivery,
sees the gates of Hell cooled prior to opening,
sees the gates of Hell marked by footsteps dragged within the dust,
sees the gates of Hell accepting unwilling entrants –
when finally perceiving where their freewill has so determined what the present is to be.
The peril of the unprepared is not pleasant to imagine,
is far from pleasant to live within,
is horrendous to so suffer an existence –
where evil is personified in the absence of the light.
The peril of the unprepared can despatch the body soul and spirit upon a sneak attack,
upon the stopping of the heart,
upon an accident which closes down a life,
upon a wound of gravity which passes the timed period for repair.
The peril of the unprepared cannot be sidelined,
cannot obtain insurance,
cannot be set aside.
The peril of the unprepared is alive and thriving,
is measured and awaiting,
is determined and foretold,
is current and as promised,
is explicit and as dangerous as an unending cataract:
where the steaming waters batter the steaming rocks and stones;
where the bruises and the injuries continue unabated.
The peril of the unprepared is at an end when the slate of life is cleared of sin by grace,
when commitment of dependency is made unto The Lord Jesus as The Saviour of repute:
with a turning from the past –
with a turning to a new beginning –
as laid out upon the contrite heart of man.”