Now I wish I could say that he got saved and is living happily ever after but that’s not the case. Him and I don’t have contact with each other. He wasn’t the big brother that protected his little sister. I believe now if my parents had handled the situation differently when I came home from the hospital after I was born that it might have ended as a different story. But because of what happened to me as a child I had a hard time identifying what a male good role model was. Don’t get me wrong, my dad was a good hard working godly man that worked from morning until night. I only really got to see him on weekends. He worked hard providing for his family and the expensive clothes he wore and the latest model car he drove. Back then a man’s success was shown by the alligator shoes he wore and the Cadillac he drove. We weren’t rich by no means. But my dad had expensive taste when it came to him. I never complained.
There were times when my dad was home that him and my brother would fight. My brother was always trying to challenge him to see who was the toughest. I think at a point as my dad started getting older and my brother was getting taller than my dad. He became frightened of him. He didn’t want a confrontation with him.
We finally got a break from my brother when he got intoxicated with some friends one night and enlisted.
My mother cried and my dad and I smiled.
We thought he would come back a changed man.
But he came back worse and more destructive.
And I worry about his soul. I worry that he won’t make it to heaven. I know that no matter what he did on this earth that because of what Jesus did he can be saved. I was saved after the horrible mistakes I made.
I’ve seen so many lives ruined because of bitterness. And bitterness can take root at any age. It’s important for us to recognize when bitterness tries to take root that we immediately uproot it.
Now I know there are people out there with a similar story. Now’s the time to change the end of your story by accepting Jesus Christ as your Savior. There’s no sin big enough or anything that you can do that Jesus will not forgive. Romans 3:23 We have all sinned and fall short of the glory of God.