If you knew what age you were going to die how would you spend your life? If you could pick what age to draw your last breath, what age would it be? Taylor Anderson would probably have picked an older age than 24. According to the news (http://abcnews.go.com/US/japan-tsunami-va-teacher-believed-us-casualty-tsunami/story?id=13187712) her life was full of meaning and hope, yet a devastating Tsunami that hit Japan took her life away and many more. We cannot predict catastrophic events, we cannot predict crimes and accidents, and we cannot predict when and how we will die.
One thing we know for sure, is that we have a God who loved this world so much, even after we choice to rebel and walk the way of sin, He still loved us enough to send His only son as a redeemer. By this, we can know the future of our lives…if we choose Christ and not the world we can have an everlasting life of hope, peace, and happiness with our Savior in Heaven. The events of this world constantly point towards the soon coming of our Savior, and yet, we continue to gamble with life. Tomorrow is not promised to anyone. I’m reminded of the old famous song by The Winans, Tomorrow
“Here I stand, won’t you please let me in?”
And you said “I will tomorrow”
Jesus said “I am he who supplies all your needs”
And you said “I know, but tomorrow, ooh, tomorrow, ill give my life tomorrow, I thought about today, but it’s so much easier to say” Tomorrow,
who promised you tomorrow, better choose the lord today, for tomorrow very well might be too late.
Oh how we take today for granted. We plan trips, save up for college, schedule parties, save for a new car…but we never take action for our eternal gain. Jesus said: “Behold, I stand at the door and Knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and sup (eat) with him, and he with me.” Revelations 3:20 (KJV)
Jesus knocks on the door of every persons heart, no matter who you are or what you have done, from the biggest drug dealer, murderer, disrespectful, confused, alcoholic, etc, to the hypocritical choir member, every Sunday attendee-acting-like-you-going on, self-righteous-wish-you-could-be-out-in-the world person. All we have to do is open that door and say yes Lord.
Keys2Hope: it’s easy as ABC’s…seriously it is:
A–Admit–that you are a sinner: ALL have sinned, and come short of His glory (Romans 3:23)
B–Believe–in your heart that Christ died for you: (Romans 5:8)
C–Confess–with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, and you will be saved (Romans 10:9)
Secure your eternal place of rest today by accepting Jesus as your Lord and Savior. What is keeping you from doing so??
Blessings & Hope!