There are too many scars to count now. I have visible ones on the neck, abdomen, legs, hands, and so forth. I’m beginning to look like a neglected road that has suffered botched patch jobs with tar snakes. Then there’s the heave’s and crumbling edges in the pavement that can send one off balance if not careful. There’s grass growing in places it doesn’t belong. What a mess!
Then there are the scars that aren’t so visible, the one’s on the heart from losing loved ones, hurt feelings, stored up anger, illness or just plain bad health habits.
Modern science professes to wanting to “help” us live longer (but, ironically, these are many times the same people who will murder an unborn child without batting an eyelash). Be that as it may, I am so thankful to my Lord God that I probably won’t live more than the allotted three score and ten. [Psalms 90:10] Oh, don’t get me wrong, I cherish life! And try to enjoy each and every moment that I’m here. It’s just that as the miles pile on, weariness begins to greet me more often than normal. The cruelty of childhood is a memory. Sometimes it’s feels like I’m rusting from the inside out. There are even creaks to go along with the decay. The Spirit’s willing but the flesh is weak is a term I understand all too well. Gone is the flush of youth. The tired, humbled but joyful eyes of an old women greet me in the mirror. But our Lord Jesus Christ promises that those who believe in Him are being renewed daily. [Colossians 3:10] I hold onto that promise for He never lies. [Titus 1:2]
If you, dear reader, do not have the comfort of knowing what your final destination will be after death, please, for your own sake, take a moment to ask our LORD Jesus Christ to come live in your heart.
Briefly, the Holy Bible states:
"All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." [Romans 3:23]
"The wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life." [Romans 6:23]
"Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved." [Romans 10:13]
It doesn’t matter what your circumstances are or the mess you’re in. We’re all just a single breathe away from eternity. Won't you seek the comfort of knowing that Heaven awaits for those who trust and believe in Jesus? You can be standing, kneeling, sitting, or whatever. It’s not important. He cares about you with a pure agape love. He wants you to live forever with Him in Heaven but first you must believe. Tell Him right now you trust and believe in Him, that He is the One true living God, Son of God, son of man and to please come live in your heart. Then you will enjoy this delightful future with all believers. Pray that the veils of this world be lifted from your eyes that you may “see” what His word means, that it may please Him. That’s all there is too it, nothing else. No human or tradition of man (works) or any religion nor the government can save us. Be like the Bereans in the book of Acts. Read the Holy Bible, ask questions, surround yourself with others who are like minded in Christ. Life will fall into line accordingly. It may be a slow change or a rapid one, but it will be a positive change nonetheless. Never forget to pray but most importantly, never forget to read God’s Holy Word rightly divided *. [II Timothy 2:15] Talk to Him in prayer but most importantly, listen to Him by reading His blessed book.
May this lend understanding to your heart today and His name be glorified. Amen.
* To understand what is meant by that Scripture and others I recommend The Berean Bible Society.