Our precious Savior, Jesus, will be returning soon. I am sure you have heard it before–and it’s closer now than it ever has been. My grandparents said they heard that when they were children. It was true then and is still true today.
One important part of that announcement centers around what was done with the information. What have you done with that truth? Did you chalk it up to Jesus fanatics trying to scare people? Did you totally ignore it? Did you think about the possibility but conclude it didn’t concerned you? Did you take it to heart and believe that it spoke of things eternal? I hope and pray you heard, believed and took the steps necessary to make Jesus Lord of your life.
But what if you didn’t choose to believe–any of the times you heard that statement–even this time? What if you simply turned a deaf ear to the news that Jesus is coming back?
Do you realize that statement has an implied question wrapped up inside which is: What will you do with Jesus? Your choice is either: experience a miraculous transformation or remain stunted in your present state of affairs. Jesus already paid the price, on the cross for your, for our, passage to eternal life. You don’t even have to clean yourself up. God says, “Come as you are. You’ll like what I have to offer.” (Matthew 11:28, my paraphrase) What do you have to lose?
As you read this article, know that He is extending another invitation. Those who know Him already are invited to greater intimacy. Those who don’t know Him yet are invited to taste and see if He isn’t all that He says He is. (Psalm 34:8) Jesus is already on His way back to earth. If you haven’t accepted His invitation before He arrives back here on earth, then you have missed your opportunity. The Bible says, “Today is the day of salvation.” Today! (2 Corinthians 6:2)
Now you have had a chance to hear it one more time, “Jesus is coming soon.” If you just now received Jesus’ forgiveness for your sins, then I have accomplished my goal … a life changed for eternity because He who promised is faithful. (Hebrews 11:11) Our pastor put it simply: Life is short and it is later than you think!
What have you done or are you going to do with Jesus? How can you use your answer to make an eternal difference for another or yourself?