I had a memory pop up this morning and feel led to write about it. By the way, nothing to do with Buddy if you want to opt out now :)
Years ago, when Brian and I were scuba diving in Bonaire (Netherlands Antilles), there was a night dive scheduled. Being a novice diver, I was quite anxious about diving at night but went anyway. Maybe I would enjoy it....overactive imagination and all !!!
So there I was - ? - feet underwater and it was okay for awhile. I was focusing on the reef and was near the other divers. By the way, some underwater creatures only come out at night and it's a very fascinating time to dive.
Well I was so focused on the reef that I didn't notice everyone else had moved on. Oh yeah! The stuff of nightmares! So I am frantically swimming to catch up to everyone and panic has set in. I am looking away from the reef and into utter blackness.
That was quite enough for me. Dive over and I was swimming to shore. But the nightmare wasn't over. Something grabbed me and I couldn't go forward. My tank got caught on some mooring ropes and I freaked out! Crying, sobbing, yelling and totally freaked out. I didn't know what had me! And I lived to tell about it.....
Matthew 22:13 says "......bind him hand and foot, take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth."
My nightmare had an end to it but for unbelievers the outer darkness will be for eternity.