Thomas Hardee’s life pivoted around his job and his wife, Debbie. Then one day, due to the poor economy; Thomas was laid off from a job that he held for nearly twenty years. Almost one year later to the day, on a Wednesday morning, Thomas found himself facing the reality that his wife had just been killed in a terrible automobile accident. The life that he once knew and that he had become so comfortable with was turned upside down, and it left him in a cloud of confusion. It was impossible for Thomas to feel any enjoyment in his life without Debbie there with him.
He finally sought seclusion on the hiking trails that he visited when he was younger— before he and Debbie had even met. It was on these trails where Thomas confronted Jesus head on and face to face. It was out here where he asked those questions which hurt him the most. Why Debbie, my Debbie? What did she do to you? Why? What did I ever do to you? Why? The more he asked, the more that Thomas learned. He was shown that it isn’t one particular denomination or one religion by name that is going to save us. It’s only Jesus that is going to get us into heaven, and it is only in His Words where we can find out what He wants for us to do.