A man rushed into a train station one morning. Gasping for breath, he asked,
“When does the 8:01 train leave?”
“At 8:01,” responded the ticket agent.
“Well,” the man replied, “it’s 7:59 by my watch, 7:57 by the town clock, and 8:04 by the station clock. Which am I to go by?”
“You can go by any clock you wish,” said the agent, “but you can’t go by the 8:01 train, because it has already left.”
God’s time marches forward minute by minute, hour by hour. Yet, millions of people seem to think they can live by any schedule they choose and in their own time turn to God.
Our lives speed by. Time rushes on. We can’t be sure we have another year, another day or even another hour to live before we must pass from time into eternity. It may be later than we think. The great question for each of us is: ETERNITY — WHERE?
God’s time to prepare for eternity is right now. “Behold, now is the accepted time: behold, now is the day of salvation” (2 Corinthians 6:2). Tomorrow may be too late.
You may not have a peaceful death. The Bible warns that, “The coming of the Lord is at hand” (James 5:8). Are you ready to meet this One into whose hands all judgment has been committed? He may come today! Do you belong to Him?
If you have not yet settled the question of your eternal destiny, don’t put it off. Receive the Lord Jesus as your Saviour now. Then you will be among “His own” at His coming, and be “caught up together with them … to meet the Lord in the air” (1 Thessalonians 4:17). But if you don’t accept His offer of salvation, then you will be left behind when He comes. Your eternity will be excluded from Heaven.
Accept Him today. Even now it may be “later than you think”! “He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him” (John 3:36).
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