Because of our sin nature, we’re all broken people. The cruelty of childhood is a bad memory for me. Sometimes it’s feels like I’m rusting from the inside out. There are too many scars from my mistakes to count now. I have visible ones on the neck, abdomen, legs, hands, and so forth. I’m beginning to look like a neglected road that has suffered botched patch jobs with tar snakes. Then there’s the heave’s and crumbling edges in the pavement that can send one off balance if not careful. There’s grass growing in places it doesn’t belong. Then there are also the scars that aren’t so visible, the one’s on the heart from abuse, losing loved ones, hurt feelings, stored up anger, illness or just plain bad habits. What a mess!
Even though modern science professes to wanting to “help” us live longer (but, ironically, these are many times the same people who will murder an unborn child without batting an eyelash), nothing we can do will give us eternal life. That’s why we must trust our Lord God through His Son, Jesus Christ, for His eternal salvation. I’m realist and know I probably won’t live more than the allotted three score and ten, and neither will anyone else. [Psalms 90:10] And even with the promise of eternal life with Jesus Christ our LORD I cherish life! I try to enjoy each and every moment that I’m here. As the miles pile on this old chassis, the weariness begins to greet me more often than normal. The Spirit’s willing but the flesh is weak is a term I understand all too well. Gone is the flush of youth. The tired, humbled but joyful eyes of an old women greet me in the mirror. But our LORD Jesus Christ promises that those who believe in Him are being renewed daily. [Colossians 3:10] I hold onto that promise for God never lies. [Titus 1:2]
If you, dear reader, do not have the comfort of knowing what your final destination will be after death, please, for your own sake, take a moment to ask our LORD Jesus Christ to come live in your heart. That’s all you have to do and you’ll be saved forever. To add even more joy to this, find a Bible based Church and surround yourself with loving, Christian people. They will enrich your life too.
Briefly, the Holy Bible states:
“All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” [Romans 3:23]
“The wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life.” [Romans 6:23]
“Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” [Romans 10:13]
It doesn’t matter what your circumstances are or the mess you’re in or been in. We’re all just a single breathe away from eternity. Won’t you seek the comfort of knowing that Heaven awaits for those who trust and believe in Jesus for eternal salvation? You can be standing, kneeling, sitting, or whatever. It’s not important. He cares about you RIGHT NOW with a pure agape love. He wants you to live forever with Him in Heaven but first you must trust and believe in Him. Tell Him right now you trust and believe in Jesus, that He is the One true living God, Son of God, son of man and to please come live in your heart. Then you will enjoy this delightful future with all believers. Pray that the veils of this world be lifted from your eyes that you may “see” what His word means, see Him that it may please Him. That’s all there is too it, nothing else. No human or tradition of man (works) or any religion nor the government or regulation nor praying to idols can save any of us. Be like the Berean’s in the book of Acts. Read the Holy Bible, ask questions, surround yourself with others who are like minded in Christ. Find a church with sound teachings. Life will fall into line accordingly. It may be a slow change or a rapid one, but it will be a positive change nonetheless. Never forget to pray but most importantly, never forget to read God’s Holy Word rightly divided *. [II Timothy 2:15] Talk to Him in prayer but most importantly, listen to Him by reading His blessed book.
He loves you and is waiting for you right now.
May this lend understanding to your heart today and His name be glorified. Amen.
- To understand what is meant by that Scripture and others I recommend the Berean Bible Society.