Tuesday, September 7, 2010

All Dressed Up And No Place To Go

Two men went to pay their last respects to a friend. As they approached the casket, one said to the other, “Would you look at him now!”

“Wow,” came the response. “What a shame. Pat didn’t believe in heaven or hell. And now he’s all dressed up and has no place to go.”

But he did have a place to go.

All of us have a place to go when we die. But before that day, all of us have a choice to make. We must all choose to accept Christ as our Savior and spend eternity with Him, or reject His salvation and spend eternity in hell. Simple choice. Major decision.

Heaven and hell are as certain as life and death. Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth and the life. No one can come to the Father except through Me.” We may want to do it “our way” by working, giving or doing good deeds, but Jesus Christ is the only way in.

The consequence of sin is death – eternal separation from God – and that means eternity in hell. “I assure you,” Jesus said, “those who listen to My message and believe in God Who sent Me have eternal life.” He also said, “He who has the Son has life.”

Clear message. Clear choice. Do you have the life that comes from Him?

Prayer: Heavenly Father, I realize my need for salvation and understand that it only comes through Jesus Christ. I confess that He alone can save me and I accept Him now. In His Name, Amen.

Scripture for Today: Revelation 21:1-5

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