“GO PEACEFULLY, NOT SCREAMING!”

“Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.”  John 3:3 NIV

 

Read:  John 3:1-21

 

As the old comedian said:  “I heard a funny story.”  I recently heard a funny story too.  The story was told of lady overheard at her grandfather’s funeral.   It was told she said; “I want to go peacefully like my grandfather did in his sleep, not screaming like the others who were in his car.”   O.K., maybe just a little twisted humor, but it tells an important story.

 

Whether we are ushered home as a result of a sudden accident, a lingering illness or after a long and fruitful life, we are subject to GOD’S plan.  We may not have a choice of the how, when or where we are when JESUS welcomes us into Heaven, but we do have a choice of going to Heaven or spending eternity in hell.

 

Do you know where you will spend eternity?   Are you sure or are you just hoping?  There is only one way to know for sure.  While we are told repeatedly in scripture, many continue to live their lives the way they want.   Many have bought into a popular world view that GOD would never allow anyone to suffer in hell.   If you believe that, you are believing one of Satan’s lies.

 

There is only one way you will spend eternity with our TRIUNE GOD.  In order to spend all eternity in Heaven, you must accept JESUS as your LORD and SAVIOUR.   There are no other ifs, maybes or excepts.  JESUS told us so.

 

If you haven’t accepted JESUS, there is no better time, than right now.  If you haven’t, tell JESUS you are giving your life to HIM.   Tell HIM you are leaving all the sins and problems of your life at HIS feet and today you are a changed person.   It is that easy.

 

Today’s prayer:  “JESUS MY LORD,  Thank YOU for dying so that I may live with YOU in Heaven forever and ever.  Help me to live my life every day as YOU would have me.  Amen.”