Yesterday I took a quick trip into town to buy some groceries and stop by the hardware store. I was in a rotten mood as I had just found out that my well pump was failing and had to be replaced quickly. Living on a farm in a tough economy, one has to always watch expenses and, of course, unexpected things always happen when you least need them. One thing is certain, you can't live on a farm with animals without plenty of water.
As I walked up to the deli counter, I noticed the pretty young woman behind the counter seemed very out of sorts. She just seemed very sad and trying to be the good Christian I asked her if she was okay. She looked at me with a tear in her eye and told me that she had just received word that her sister had been killed in a car accident. She was just waiting on an emergency replacement and she would be on her way to her family home.
I told her I would pray for her and for her family and told her God would bless her. Then I grabbed my order and headed out to my truck. I thought about this poor woman's plight and was ashamed of myself for having thought earlier that I had a problem. We just get self-absorbed sometimes and events like this serve to bring us back to the reality of what is important.
And it also brings to mind something else, something upon which our entire reason for being is based. That something is our God and His requirement that we live our lives for His glory. You see, God wants us to honor and love Him and it is what we will be judged on when our days on earth are done. Like the Hebrews verse says, we die from our earthly life but once, and then we will face Him for his judgment.
Will we be good enough to inherit His Kingdom with Him and the Son or will we fall short? Will we put off what we need to do for Him or make it a priority now? Think about it folks. We have the opportunity for Everlasting Life with Jesus and His Father if we will only make our commitment to Him now. But if we put it off, we may find out that our life which is fleeting may end before we can do so.
Do you want to take that chance? I know I don't. I want to live this life with a good heart and the knowledge that when it is over I will be with Him in glory forever. You can also inherit the Kingdom if you make the right choice. If you haven't already, start your new life today while you have the opportunity. It's your future. Get ready while you can.