(This may or may not be a worthy topic. I am simply conveying a burden I feel.)
I find it sobering that so many souls each hour awaken to an eternity either in Heaven or Hell. We all weep when we consider those that we love dearly for their very souls and that we want them to choose eternal life. Yet we can not choose for them and they can not choose for us. Over 150,000 people every day go into eternity either in glory with God almighty and our blessed hope and Savior Jesus Christ or they face eternity bound in the torments of hell forever. I love my family. I love my children and I would as any of you would sacrifice myself for another. But why is it that we who are written in the Lambs book of life are so confident in our eternal destination? What person in their right mind has confidence in an eternal home far better than what we have on earth?
So many are falsely convinced that death is the same as life before we can remember it. They justify their lifestyles and choices simply by telling themselves that there is no heaven and there is no hell. Death is the same as life before you knew you were alive as they see it. If that were true why did Jesus spend so much of His ministry preaching that Hell is real? If there is no hell why did God almighty send His only Son to die for the sins of all mankind?
The simple answer is that the whole world knows a greater power created everything. The whole world doesnt know however that there is only one way to heaven. Almighty God who created all also requires us to accept His sacrifice for our sins which is the only true, living Savior and begotten Son of God Jesus Christ.
I dont want eternity seperated from God and I dont want anyone, especially my own blood and loved ones, seperated from God for all eternity either. When we consider this life compared to all eternity perhaps we can be more like the disciples that walked with Jesus and know that this life is very temporary and what we go through here is limited compared to the eternal glory of God and the comfort of knowing we will be in His presence for ever. I pray that as disciples of Christ that in all our daily encounters with those of the world that we can display the love that Christ has bestowed upon us at the Cross and that God will be praised as real in our lives and in our example to the world, many of whom are a heart beat away from eternity.
Recently I read of a woman who was diagnosed with cancer and literally moments later was at lunch with a friend and was comforting her companion and telling the companion it was all right. That woman had an assurance and peace that exceeds our understanding. God does not operate with the limited understanding of my mind He operates with the infinite power of His might, power and glory!
RITAN is a tool God ordained for all of us to come together and encourage one another while bringing Glory to God and hope to those who dont know Him yet. We all have been greatly blessed with the conviction and knowledge that only Jesus Christ is the only Son of God and savior of the world!!
May Jesus Christ be exalted in our daily walk with God and our daily testimony of Christ.