One thing common to London and Portugal in the last few weeks is a devastating fire outbreaks that claimed lives and property. In 1Portugal, Betty Jesus, a 50-year-old Venezuelan who has lived in the area where the incident occurred said “I have witnessed a lot of fires, but never like this. The way it spread, the speed.” While the 2Grenfell Tower, London was engulfed in a blaze, Gloria Trevisan telephoned her mother at 3am. “We can’t get out, we are blocked,” Her last call came as smoke was pouring into the apartment “I am so sorry I can never hug you again. I had my whole life ahead of me. It’s not fair. I don’t want to die. I wanted to help you, to thank you for all you did for me”. She was also reported to have told her mum “I am about to go to heaven, I will help you from there.” We will never know if Gloria had an encounter with Jesus before leaving this world however her last statement reminds me of how God rescued us out of Satan’s kingdom into the Kingdom of His Son, Jesus Christ. Without Jesus, we will end up in hell but thanks be to God who redeemed us through the blood of His Precious Son, Jesus Christ. We know that Hell is real and therefore, we have a responsibility to tell people about the way of escape from Hell – Jesus Christ. Make sure you do that this week.
Source: 1BBC.com, 2Sunday Times.