FOR HOW LONG?

I SAT IN THE AUDIENCE ALONG WITH SEVERAL HUNDRED OTHERS, LISTENING AND LEARNING. THE PRESENTER TOLD A STORY OF A YOUNG MAN SENT INTO A LUMBER YARD TO BUY MATERIALS. HE TOLD THE SALESMAN HE NEEDED 4X2s. THE SALESMAN ASKED IF HE WAS SURE, THAT THE LUMBER IS NORMALLY REFERRED TO AS 2X4s. THE YOUNG MAN RAN BACK TO OTHERS WAITING IN THEIR TRUCK. WHEN HE CAME BACK, HE TOLD THE SALESMAN THAT IN FACT HE DID NEED 2X4s NOT 4X2s.

THE SALESMAN ASKED HIM HOW LONG HE NEEDED THEM. THE YOUNG MAN REPLIED; “OH, WE NEED THEM FOR A VERY LONG TIME. WE ARE GOING TO BUILD A HOUSE.” AS WE ALL CHUCKLED, I WAS REMINDED OF HOW WE NEED JESUS FOR ‘A VERY LONG TIME’. ETERNITY IS ‘A VERY LONG TIME’.

SOMETIMES, WE TREAT OUR FAITH AND THE ETERNAL BLESSING GOD WILL FREELY GIVE TO US WITH LITTLE RESPECT. WE WRAP OURSELVES UP IN LIFE AND FORGET WHAT WE SHOULD BE DOING. ETERNITY IS ‘A VERY LONG TIME’. ARE YOU PREPARING YOURSELF TODAY TO SPEND ETERNITY IN HEAVEN OR IN HELL FOR ‘A VERY LONG TIME’?

“FOR GOD SO LOVED HE WORLD THAT HE GAVE HIS ONE AND ONLY SON, THAT WHOEVER BELIEVES IN HIM SHALL NOT PERISH BUT HAVE ETERNAL LIFE.”
JOHN 3:16 NIV