“MISSED THE BOAT!”

“JESUS ANSWERED, ‘I AM THE WAY AND THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE. NO ONE COMES TO THE FATHER EXCEPT THROUGH ME.'” JOHN 14:6 NIV

READ: JOHN 3: 1-18

OVER 50 YEARS AGO, BILL ANDERSON RECORDED A FUN SONG ABOUT WHY THERE ARE NO UNICORNS. THE SONG WAS A FICTIONAL ACCOUNT OF COURSE WITH LYRICS TAKING US BACK TO THE DAYS OF NOAH AND THE ARC. THE MELODY TELLS US HOW THE UNICORNS ‘MISSED THE BOAT’. THE SONG TELLS US OF NOAH FINISHING THE ARC AND HIS CHECKING TO BE SURE ALL THE ANIMALS WERE ACCOUNTED FOR…EXCEPT FOR THE UNICORNS. AS THE RAINS SET IN, NOAH SAW THE UNICORNS PLAYING IN THE WOODS. THEY WERE SO CAUGHT UP IN THE REFRESHING RAIN, THEY PAID NO ATTENTION TO NOAH’S PLEAS. THE UNICORNS ‘MISSED THE BOAT!”.

SO, NOW YOU KNOW WHY WE DON’T HAVE UNICORNS ACCORDING TO MR. ANDERSON. THE UNICORNS SIMPLY ‘MISSED THE BOAT’.

HOW ABOUT YOU? IF YOU HAD BEEN AT THE CLOSING OF THE DOORS OF THE RAMP, WOULD YOU HAVE MISSED THE BOAT? OF ALL THE INHABITANTS, GOD ALLOWED ONLY NOAH AND HIS FAMILY ON THE ARC. SCRIPTURES TELL US ONLY A PORTION OF US WILL FIND THE FAITH TO TRUST, BELIEVE AND ACCEPT JESUS AS OUR SAVIOR. ARE YOU ARRANGING YOUR LIFE TO MAKE PASSAGE ON GOD’S BOAT? AT ANY TIME, YOUR BOAT MAY BE LEAVING. WILL YOU ‘MISS THE BOAT”?

JESUS GAVE YOU A PERSONAL INVITATION TO NOT ‘MISS THE BOAT’. JOHN 14:6 TELLS US IN JESUS’ OWN WORDS HE IS THE ONLY WAY TO HEAVEN. WE HAVE ONLY ONE CHANCE TO GET TO HEAVEN. WE CAN ONLY GO TO HEAVEN IF WE ACCEPT JESUS CHRIST AS OUR SAVIOR. JOHN 14:6 IS AN EXCELLENT COMPLIMENT TO JOHN 3:16 WHICH TELLS US GOD SO LOVED US, HE GAVE HIS ONLY SON SO THAT WE CAN SPEND ETERNITY IN HEAVEN WITH HIM.

DON’T ‘MISS THE BOAT!’.

TODAY’S PRAYER: “ABBA FATHER, THANK YOU FOR GUARANTEED PASSAGE TO SPEND ETERNITY WITH YOU. MY FAITH IS SECURED IN KNOWING YOU HAVE A PLACE FOR ME. HELP ME TODAY TO TELL OTHERS ABOUT YOU SO THEY DON’T ‘MISS THE BOAT’. AMEN. ”