Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Here And Hereafter

Two elderly ladies were sitting on the porch rocking and talking the day away. Said one to the other, “Sally, do you ever think of the hereafter?”

“All the time,” came the reply. “Every time I go into a different room I look around and say to myself, ‘What did I come here after?’”

An amusing little story that we can use to remind ourselves of one of life’s most important realities: while we live in this world, we must prepare for the next. Many live as though this life will never end or that the next one will never begin. There is a tombstone that reads: “I lived all of my life expecting to die – but not this soon.”

We all marvel at the persistence and power, the determination and drive that the Apostle Paul had in presenting the message of salvation. His audience would change, his location would change, and his conditions would change. But one thing never changed: “The necessity of turning from sin and turning to God, and having faith in our Lord Jesus.”

This message is not only for the unsaved, but for the saved as well. There is that one moment in life when we turn our lives over to Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. But there must be many other moments when we confess our sins and prepare to meet the Lord our God! He is coming again!

Prayer: We thank You, Lord, for our salvation. Help us, we pray, to live life knowing we may soon meet You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Scripture for Today: Acts 20:21 testifying to Jews, and also to Greeks, repentance toward God and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.

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