Just How Close are We?

We may sing about living with eternity’s values in view. Yet, I suspect that most of us are so involved with the “here and now” that eternity is only given an occasional thought. We may unwisely assume that eternity is well into the future and for many it will be. However, a heart attack, an accident, a serious illness, being a crime victim, advanced age, etc. could put us in eternity in hours, minutes or seconds. Most reason that for them it probably will be quite awhile. That may be, but what if it isn’t? Before this day is over, many who assume that it will be quite awhile will find themselves in eternity. While we have breath, James 4:14 warns us, “….For what is your life? It is a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.” Also, Hebrews 9:27 is a sober warning: “….it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment.” My point is: that in a matter of seconds, our eternal joy or eternal judgment could be fixed forever. The journey to eternity offers no round trip! Therefore, our only guaranteed opportunity to prepare is: “now!” Will L. Thompson’s hymn, “Softly and Tenderly Jesus Is Calling,” speaks its solemn reminder: “Time is now fleeting, the moments are passing, passing from you and from me; shadows are gathering, death’s night is coming, coming for you and for me.” Selah! if you know Jesus as Lord and Savior, look to Him to make your life count for eternity; if you don’t know Him, in seconds your judgment could be sealed forever! Act while you can!   Ron

Questions? E-Mail me at knowingtheway1@gmail.com 

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