A sermon I listened to on the radio was one of the best I've heard about seeing into
the future. It seems that this man somehow came to have a copy of tomorrow's newspaper. What a find! He immediately turned
to the stock market report and made plans to make a killing.
But as he thumbed
through the rest of the paper, he came upon the obituaries...and HIS name was there!
point the minister doing the radio sermon was making, was to ask whether we really would like to know the future...for example,
would you really like to know when and how you will die. And he went on to remind that Jesus Christ had this knowledge about
Himself. Throughout His lifetime, He knew His fate, and was ready to give all for even one of us.
Remember, even when Jesus was only 12 years old, His parents scolded Him for not being in the group going
back home after making a long trip from Nazareth to Jerusalem for the feast of the passover, and their having to return to
find Him...He said to them, "Wist ye not that I must be about my Father's business?" (Luke 2:40) He knew why
He was on earth in human form, and He even told his 12 Apostles, but they couldn't fathom what was going to happen.
The sermon I heard surely would convince any of us, that we don't want to know when and how we will die.
But I felt the message, as fine as it was, left out a thought for each of us...that since we don't know that day or time,
we must be ready. The question rises again...if you should die tonight, do you know where you will spend eternity?
If you don't have a heavenly answer, you are as unprepared for tomorrow as an unarmed man facing a horde
of killers. By all means, talk to the Lord about the time you have left, and prepare your soul for eternity. Remember, you
don't have to wait til Sunday church, or some other excuse...talk to Him now, because you don't have a moment to lose.
You hear often about the apparently healthy person dropping dead between heartbeats.
life without God is a greater risk than the odds in Las Vegas. Think about it.