I remember spending a morning some friends who had just received some bad news. A younger sibling of theirs, who was only 54 years old, was apparently healthy one day, and the very next day he was brain dead. I grieved with my friends and their family, and I must admit that I did some soul searching of my own. At the time was 52 years old. I remember thinking about many of my dreams and hopes. I remember thinking that one day I would love to have grandchildren and watch them grow up. I thought about how I would love to do some traveling with my wife. I remembered thinking about how I hoped to have time to help and encourage as many people as I could.
The truth is that most of us have hopes and dreams. Even when we get into our senior years, we don’t spend a lot of time thinking about death. Thinking about eternity. I am sure that my friend’s brother also had many hopes and dreams. I would imagine that the last thought on any of their minds was his impending brain hemorrhage. Yet within 48 hours he was gone and the lives of his family members were changed forever
I am sharing this story with you because I am absolutely convinced that the most important decision we can make in life has to do with our eternity. When we are young, and as long as we feel good, we push thoughts of death and eternity to the side. The truth is, we must all face this subject at some point.
The death of a family member or close friend can and should make us think about our own mortality. The Bible states that each and every one of us will face death, and will stand before God. The true question is this: “Are you ready to meet God if today is your last day?”
You may be wondering right now how you can be ready for eternity. Let me share one short passage of scripture with you.
Rom 10:9-10 That if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved. NIV
If being prepared for eternity is a subject that interests you, please feel free to contact me, Pastor Ken at New Life Assembly. Our contact info is on this web site.