Thursday, July 3, 2014

IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE

The last few days have been full of reminders that things can change in the blink of an eye.  From news of a friend's husband in hospital with multiple injuries and amnesia after setting out for a bike ride on a beautiful morning; to sad tidings of a former pastor's untimely demise as the result of a fall from a cliff while climbing a Himalayan mountain.

None of us is promised tomorrow.  Even our next breath cannot be taken for granted.  So don't wait until it's too late to tell the people you love that you love them.  Be willing to say you're sorry rather than allow foolish things to tear a relationship apart.  And, most important of all, if you have yet to accept God's gift of salvation, don't put it off a moment longer.

John 3:16 tells us that "God so loved the world (you and me included) that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life."  However, as much as it is not God's will for anyone to perish, He will not impose His will on you or force you to accept it.  The choice is yours.

Jesus stands at the door of your heart, knocking and waiting for you to answer (Revelation 3:20).  I pray that you would open the door before it is too late, and accept His invitation to enter your life, forgive your sins, and make you a new creation.

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