At the end of the road you meet God

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Many years ago I came across one of the most unique stores I have ever seen. But so was the owner — Brook High. Old Brook had no cash register, just two large rolls of money in his pocket, and under the counter a colt 45 caliber automatic, just in case anyone got the idea that he could rob the place.

Brook’s store was an old, unpainted, wooden framed building. Walking inside the store was like walking back in time. A pot-bellied stove dominated the scene. Benches surrounded it, on which fellows from the area would come to sit and ‘chew the fat.’ When someone wanted to purchase an item, Brook would reach for it on the shelf, blow off the dust and plunk it on the counter to make the sale.

The first remarkable thing that struck me about Brook’s unique store was a lopsided old sign nailed to the broken down, dusty front porch. It read, “At the end of the road – you meet God.” I thought to myself, how true! I’m nearing the end myself and it certainly didn’t take long to get there. “For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away” (James 4:14).

An Unexpected End

One doesn’t have to be old to reach the end of the road. When fog suddenly descended on a super highway resulting in the destruction of 62 vehicles, the screams of a burning girl were heart-breaking, “I’m only fourteen! I’m only fourteen!” For her it was the end of the road.

When folks contemplate a vacation— they prepare. When wise students face a test—they prepare. Before a country goes to war—it prepares. We live in a world of preparedness, yet so few have prepared to meet God. God’s Word says, “Prepare to meet thy God” (Amos 4:12). An unprepared person is one who has never received God’s forgiveness for their sin, and “It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God” (Hebrews 10:31).

My Greatest Discovery

Some time ago I discovered that the Lord Jesus Christ died for me and was brought to life again so I could be declared free from guilt and acceptable to God (Romans 4:25). I received Him as my Lord and Saviour and was thus made ready to meet God. God’s plan is the same for you. “God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved” (John 3:17). Now is the time to prepare.

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