I found a good quote today and it’s something we should all consider as part of our mission in life.
George Bernard Shaw said this: We don’t stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing.
There are funny moments in life almost every day and truthfully we should enjoy them. God didn’t intend for us to be so serious all of the time. I’m sure there were a few funny moments during the few years that Jesus was teaching His disciples. We may not get to read about them in the Bible, but I imagine we may hear them when we get to meet Peter and John and James and the rest of the gang.
Many of us do grow old because we stop playing and that is something I’ve noticed about grandparents. When they become grandparents and their grandchildren want them to play with them…they seem to get some of their youth back. While it may be painful to get down on the floor and play and it is difficult to get back up again too, they will tell you that it was fun. Painful but fun.
The only part of life that isn’t funny is realizing that you haven’t asked Jesus into your heart as your Savior. If you haven’t done this yet, you’d better get to it! Not one of us is guaranteed tomorrow morning so don’t put an eternal decision like that off until another day that you might not see in this life. If you have not made this crucial decision please do so. We spend so much time planning for retirement and we might not even live long enough to enjoy it. But on the other side of this life is your eternity and that is something that many people don’t plan for at all. Satan has convinced them that they have plenty of time to get ready for that but he doesn’t know when they will die. Unless he causes your death.
The good news is this: if God has a plan for your life (and He usually does), He won’t allow Satan to kill you. You might get hurt in some way but He will make sure that you get a chance to ask Jesus into your heart and be useful in His Kingdom. The time that we are living in is coming very close to the end of the age of grace that the church has enjoyed ever since Jesus ascended to heaven almost two thousand years ago. I don’t know when the Trumpet of God will sound but when it does, those who have given their hearts to Jesus in the past and recently will be taken up to heaven to be with Him forever.
Make sure that your spiritual ears will hear that Trumpet when it does sound by asking Jesus to come into your life and change you into the person He knows you can be.