We are given all kinds of choices in life. Do you eat cereal for breakfast or a bagel and fruit? Should you eat eggs and bacon or some fruit and a veggie “sausage”? Every day we make choices about what to eat and what to wear, so why do we have such a hard time making the decision of whether to follow Jesus or not? If you work for a company you usually plan for and save for retirement. You invest it and try to make sure that you don’t have to depend on just Social Security, which is what I’m living on right now. It isn’t impossible to live on that but you do have to watch your bills and your spending.
Anyway, why don’t we plan for eternity in the same way as we try to plan for retirement? Is it because we don’t care where we spend eternity or maybe it’s because we don’t really believe that there is eternity past death? Some of us may hang on to the idea that “I’ll get around to that later”. How do you know that you will have a “later”? No one is guaranteed even tomorrow. All of us think that we will live a long life when we are young, but today that is definitely not guaranteed. Other people not paying attention on the road are a hazard. Not getting enough sleep can determine how well you are paying attention. There are many hazards in our world today and they are not getting any easier to handle.
Just going downstairs could be hazardous to your health, especially if there are children in the house.
Eternity is a very long, long time and our tiny lifespans don’t even begin to help us to realize that. Consider how long Methuselah lived, 969 years. If he has been born in the last thousand years, he would’ve been born in 1053 AD. He might die this year but can you imagine how much change he would’ve witnessed in his lifetime? He would’ve been around before scientists even “discovered” that the Earth revolves around the Sun! The Catholic church would’ve burned you at the stake if you declared that the Earth wasn’t the center of the universe. Not to mention all of the advances from that point on to this year. His lifespan would only amount to a fraction of a second compared to eternity.
Seek out your salvation in Jesus Christ if you don’t already know Him as your Lord and Savior. He is the only doorway to gain entrance into His Father’s house. Today we hear of “many ways to be saved” but that is not what Jesus taught. He is the Way, the Truth, and the Light and no one comes to the Father except through belief in Him. Then you have to learn more about Him by reading God’s Word and praying for understanding. If you don’t do this, you might miss His voice speaking to you because you won’t know what He sounds like. Why am I saying that you need to seek Him now? Because we are living at the time of the end. He could come back to get His Bride at any time so if you aren’t ready you will be left here to go through the trouble that is coming to the Earth. Get ready, the King is coming!