Time limits are set by the Divine, you may be a believer or an Atheist and that’s just fine. Year after year you age and with every tic tock of the clock, the end time for you draws near. One day in the local Newspaper’s Obituary Page your name will appear.
Tough words to hear as the months slip by from May to December and that one Autumn day in September when your spark of life seemed like a slowly dimming ember and even that, you have difficulty in trying to remember.
You moan and groan as you try to answer your ringing phone, oh woe is me, what good will my future be? Oh, now that my comments have almost knocked you to the floor, there is Hope, let me tell you more. My Hope is in a special person, he came bearing Good News, it can make you glad, not sad, a healing balm for your Soul, a transformation that will make you whole.
You can be Born Again, given a new heart that never grows old and an everlasting body to match, one that the Devil can never snatch! These are the promises in the Bible written there for you and me to spare us from all our misery, from a Loving God who desires that we live with him for all Eternity. Because of our sin which may be hidden from sight but inwardly, it is deadlier than the plague or the blight, it is never covered from the God of Light.
Those who are tormented by their darkness and guilt within, grope as in a dark night, suddenly in their hearts a bright light shines and a beautiful soft voice beckons; Come unto me and I will rest you. They cry out as did a Roman Jailer a way back in time; What must I do to be saved and forgiven and receive a new life to be living?
Jesus replies as he gazes in those sad eyes; *bring me no works or good deeds, I will take care of them along with all your needs, leave all at the Heavenly Gate, to enter in, just simply in me Believe.
* I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. They will come in and go out, and find pasture.
John 10:9 NIV
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God, not of WORKS less someone can boast!
Ephesians 2:8 NIV
For God so loved the 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
Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.
John 1:12 NIV
Thanks for your Amen sister Mossgirl, our Lord today is calling all the children that our Father predestined to believe and love Jesus. Out of every Nation and tongue they come but how shall they hear the Good News unless there is a way for them to hear. As said in Paul's writings in the Book of Romans; "Faith COMES by HEARING and hearing by the Word of God" So glad to have you as my sister in Christ. Ken