At Life’s Junction

At Life’s Junction

The time we live on this earth is very short. Each closing year, each setting sun, each tick of the clock – is shortening our days, and swiftly, silently, but surely bringing us closer and closer to eternity. There is nothing we can do to stop the course of time. Life itself is no more than a breath.

“You do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes” (James 4:14).

The year, the day and the hour will soon come that will bring our life here on earth to an end. There, at life’s junction, our eternal destiny will be sealed. It will be the point of no return. So make sure today that you know where you are heading.

Today our feet stand on time’s sinking sand. Tomorrow some of our footprints might remain, but we are gone – into eternity.

Today our hands are busy at work, we can see things with our eyes, our mind is thinking, we are planning for the future. Tomorrow all is still. The arms are folded, the eyes are closed and they will remain so, for we are gone – gone to eternity. Others were once busy as we are now, healthy as we are, thoughtless as we are; but now they are gone – to eternity.

What comes after we die?

Whether your destiny takes you right or left at the junction of your life is something you must decide today. Either you will wake up with rapture in the glory of heaven or be engulfed in the darkness and despair of hell.

“Man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment” (Heb. 9:27).

Dear reader, our own turn to enter eternity will shortly come. Let us ask ourselves honestly, “Am I prepared for eternity?” We should give our conscience time to answer. Let us not drown its voice. Let heaven and hell stand before us in all their reality, for one of these must be our own future, our eternal dwelling place. Today there is still time to make a choice.

“What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet lose his own soul? Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul?” (Mark 8:36,37).

What are you living for? Where are you going?

Let’s get very personal. If you go on living in sin – the way everybody was born into this world – you cannot possibly face God’s presence. You might be successful in business, earning a lot of money, without caring for your soul. Do you think you will wake up in glory, singing praises to God? Never! For God says, “What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul?” (Matthew 16:26) and “No-one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again” (John 3:3).

That is why I am concerned about you, dear reader. I have to ask you the personal question, “Are you born again, regenerated through the work of God?” If so, well praise God! But if not, think this through: Jesus Christ says, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No-one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6). Stop for a moment and ask yourself, how you could ever meet God without believing in Jesus Christ. This is just not possible.

“The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance” (2 Peter 3:9).

Jesus Christ endured the wrath of God against sin; he was punished for our sin. Jesus suffered, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us into the presence of God. And today he offers pardon to you, eternal life and free salvation.

Have you received Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Saviour? If not, come to him with your sinful past, ask for forgiveness, accept him as your Lord and Saviour and be saved for eternity.

Then you will know where you will be after you die. Through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, you will be in heaven for ever – saved by grace.

“Whoever comes to me I will never drive away” (John 6:37).

“For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him” (John 3:17).

“Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on him” (John 3:36).

“Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord. Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool” (Isaiah 1:18).

“The blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin” (1 John 1:7).

Are you sure that you are saved?

If you need help concerning the most important question of your life, seek advice from a devoted Christian leader or an experienced believer. He will be glad to help you to receive Christ into your life. Jesus Christ alone can cleanse, forgive and deliver you from the power of Satan and sin and give you the assurance of eternal life. We encourage you to read the Bible and suggest you sign up for a Bible correspondence course, based on the gospel of John. Write to us for a copy.