Today, November 14, 2008, marks a very sad 38th anniversary for Marshall Universary in Huntington WV and for this person too. On November 14, 1970, a chartered Southern Airways DC9 was carrying the Marshall Universary football team and its coaching staff back home from an away game when it crashed on final approach into the side of the bluff on which the Huntington airport was located. All 75 aboard were instantly killed. It is a day that all those connected with Marshall Univ in those days will never forget, and neither will I. You see, only about 2.5 months prior yo that fateful day, I was attending a Labor Day Bible conference in Huntington. The Conference co-ordinators were able to secure some of the dorm facilities at Marshall for that week so that we could be housed there. The conference sessions were held in the mornings and evenings, leaving the afternoons pretty much free for us to do "whatever." The "whatever" I chose to do was to walk a few blocks away on campus and watch Marshall's football team clad in their white practice jerseys play some scrimmage games on their practice field. No more than about 2 1/2 months later, all those young, vibrant, promising men and their coaches were dead! Did any of them know Christ as personal Savior? Maybe some did, and maybe some of them didn't. I don't know, but every last one of them had a soul that was swept into eternity that day. Jesus told us that the field is "white unto harvest." Young football players clad in white out on that field, all dead in less than 3 months. If that image doesn't break your heart, then you need some heart surgery. My point: If the Holy Spirit burdens your heart to witness to someone, young or old or whatever, witness to that person as soon as you can. Don't say to yourself, "Well, he/she is young. I think I'll just wait another 2 1/2 or 3 months to show them how they can receive Christ as Savior. After all, nothing that important is going to happen to them in just that short period of time!"