The Sacrifice of Jack

    “We just want to talk to you, Johnny,” the man yelled into the darkness. “Then we’ll let all of you go. But this is your last chance. If you don’t come out right now, I’m gonna hurt your little scout buddies.”

     After Johnny’s scout troop witnessed a murder, he escaped into the sage brush. Later, everyone said he did the right thing by remaining hidden, but he never believed that. He could still hear his friend’s voices pleading with him to come out of hiding and save them.

     Johnny, who now goes by Jack, is middle-aged and comfortable. None of his church friends know he’s the lone survivor of the Guadalupe Massacre. Even though he was psychologically scarred by that horrible event, terror is the last thing he expects in adulthood. But someone’s changing that, and the stakes are much higher than in his childhood. Is meaningless, violent death Jack’s destiny, or is this his opportunity to redeem his past? Whichever, the situation is about to draw him very close to God.

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