A Sad Story

by | May 6, 2022 | Salvation

Kara was all set for the big win of £10,000.

She had reached the final in a game of “Tipping point”

The game consists of dropping metal discs called counters, about the size of a 50 pence piece, into a machine. The shelf, on which the counters settle, moves back and forward. As each counter settles, the shelf gets overcrowded and the movement causes one or more to tip over the edge onto a catchment area. Each counter over the edge gets £50 added to the contestant’s bank.

Kara, one of four contestants had accumulated £3,000 putting her in the lead.

This won her the chance to win the “Jackpot” £10,000

To play for this she put a special counter into the machine.

It was a wee bit bigger than the others and had a star on it. If this one could be pushed over the edge £10,000 would be hers.

Counters had to be earned. Questions on various subjects had to be answered correctly to receive one, two or three counters.

Kara had attempted to answer questions from all five categories and had succeeded to get the star counter to the very edge of the shelf. One more counter would be enough to push it over the edge but she was out of counters. It was So very frustrating. So close.

There was one more chance though; Kara could trade her £3,000 which was hers to keep, to purchase another three counters.

Would it be worth the risk? She took the risk. She had seen others do it on previous occasions. Some had won. Some had lost.

Counters drop into the machine in a very random way. They can very often miss the target so that the star counter remains where it is.

Kara traded her £3,000 and purchased another three counters.

The first one into the machine pushed passed the star with no movement.

The second one did the same. Tension had mounted to fever height.

Only one counter needed to push that star over the edge and £10,000 would be hers.

She now had that counter in her hand. It would get her the £10,000 or nothing.

Into the machine it went. It slipped passed the star with no movement.

A great sense of loss entered the room.

What might have been had been lost.

Kara went home with nothing. She could have gone home with £3,000 but the chance of £10,000 was a chance she was willing to take and so lost everything.

Jim Elliot, evangelical Christian said, “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.”

John 3:16 says,  “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever (This means you!!!) believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (KJV)

To believe, or not to believe. What`s at stake? It`s eternal life or eternal death.

Kara had a dilemma. Trade, or not to trade. She traded and lost. It was only money.

Jesus asked, “Verily I say unto you, There be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom.” (Matthew 16:28 KJV).

Judas sold Jesus for thirty pieces of silver (See Matthew 26:14-16).

Eternal life, or eternal death?

Jesus guarantees eternal life to all who come to Him and accept Him into their hearts.

You can`t lose. There is no risk.

Your Eternal Destiny is at “Tipping Point “on the balance.

Will you accept, or Reject Jesus.

Donnie Black


A Sad Story