Though we are concerned about the young today, this article is especially written for those who are getting on in years and whose life lies mostly behind them. It seems like yesterday, doesn’t it, since we were young ourselves, with life brightly before us? How quickly the years have flown! How brief the time has been! Maybe you agree with the saying, “I have too much past and too little future.”
We can, however, dwell too much on past and present circumstances, so that we give little or no thought to the future. After all, the all-important question is, “Where will you be for all eternity?”
Perhaps some of you are not concerned about such things. You are vaguely hoping that it will be all right in the end. Maybe you feel that you are as good as, if not better than some others, and have lived a respectable life as things go, so why should you have anything to fear?
The Bible says “there is none who does good, no, not one” (Romans 3:12). Many die in their sins because they do not humble themselves before God. They compare themselves with others but remain indifferent to their own need of salvation through God’s grace.
It may be, however, that you are not deceived in this way. You know that you are a sinner in God’s sight, and that you need something more than your own righteousness and respectability to stand before God.
With Christ as your Saviour, the best is yet to come!If this describes you, then we have good news because “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners” (1 Timothy 1:15). He was punished for your sin when He died on the cross. The Lord Jesus Christ, who is the only Mediator between God and man, calls you to come to Him and find rest for your soul. If you draw near to God in repentance, He will receive you for He says, “the one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out” (John 6:37).
Then instead of fear and uncertainty regarding the future, peace and forgiveness will possess your heart. When death finally calls you away it will not be to die in your sins, but to “depart and be with Christ, which is far better” (Philippians 1:23).
With Christ as your Saviour, the best is yet to come! The future is not “too little” but bright, glorious and eternal.
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