The days/weeks/months are going so quickly now. Life seems to be traveling like we would if we were on the Autobahn. I read the average speed is 88 mph though the System apparently has areas whereby the speed is limitless. The ZR1 was gotten up to 192 mph but it wasn’t going any faster because the car was engineered to only hit 205. How disappointing.
Isn’t life a lot like this though!! We were made to be in our eternal Home some day but our actions of disobedience brought sin into our lives and so we have forfeited so much that without putting the brakes on and changing our way, we are bound for eternity where no one ever wants to be.
We have to be the big shot. We have to have the least clothes on to make a statement, for whatever reason that might be. The credit card is maxed out. We have to go here and go there and get totally involved in life that we KNOW is not what/where/or how we should be. And I believe that DEEP within each person, they know exactly what they are doing and exactly how they were brought up and they feel so deep down in the hole they have dug that pride will NOT, EVER, let them unlock the heavy chains of burden and sin in their lives. The change would be so difficult for they to produce. Butttttttttttttt. “they” can’t produce. It is strictly turning to God and saying, “God, I am a sinner. I have done so much wrong. Please forgive my sins. I accept Jesus’s blood shed on the cross for my sins. And I thank Him for loving me so much. Please take my life and may it whole according to Your Way and Your Will. Amen. There is a “catch” to it though. You have to be repentant and truthful to make that change work. And He will do just that.
I have a young friend who told me last week, “Marge, I have to do these things while I am young – when I get old there will be nothing for me. There is so much fun out there right now. I don’t want to miss it.” She almost brags on the fact that she is watching what she is doing and won’t do what her brother did. But she just wants to feel good for a bit. How sad. At one point she voiced that she had done so much wrong nothing could “right” her. I shared Jesus with her. Her brother, younger than she, died from an overdose. Her hair is purple, makeup, blackish and every thing else yucky and yet she feels she “needs” to do these things now while she can.
Well. I am reminded of Proverbs 2:10-12a. We read, “When wisdom enters your heart, and knowledge is pleasant to your soul, discretion will preserve you; understanding will keep you, to deliver you from the way of evil…”
These past few weeks have brought to my heart so much of life with the brakes slammed on and the car a/k/a “life” plunging head on, only God knows where and how it all will stop.
As I look ahead there is comfort found in the past days. I look back to January 31st when a dear friend, Keith Forster met his Lord. I think of February 21st when the beloved Billy Graham met his Lord. Two sweet ladies, Miss Helen and Miss Pauline, here on the South Campus met their Lord face to face and several others since the first of the year have gone Home from here as well.
Life is going so fast – we do not have a dress rehearsal – it is a one time through. I believe with all my heart, that no one, in any place, anywhere in the world, particularly in “my world”, ever dreams of any thing except for the best for them and those around them, and yet, their life keeps spinning and spinning and spinning and it goes no where except more of the same ridiculous states of living that will amount to “zilch” when they get to the end of their life. Their life will be like the ZRI; it goes fast and might be well-known, but amounts to next to nothing because it can go no faster.
There is another way. I offer you JESUS! He says “Come all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens and I will give you rest” Matt. 11:28.
Another place He says, 1) ‘Let not your heart be troubled. Believe in God. Believe also in Me. 2) In my Father’s house are many mansions, if it were not so I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you, 3) If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you unto Myself, that where I am, there ye may be also. 4) And you know the way where I am going’. 5) Thomas said to Him, ‘Lord, we do not know where You are going. How do we know the way?’ 6) Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me’ (John 14:1-6).
Please. Life is not available with a dress rehearsal. it comes only in a once-through-time. Be sure that your eyes are fixed on Jesus and Him alone. He is the answer. He is the only answer to life after death.
In His care during this life time. Marge