While getting a few things ready for tonight’s possible winter weather a thought came to mind.
If we believe that the “authority on weather” also known as the national weather service, is correct concerning the forecast for tonight and tomorrow we will prepare to the best of our ability for what lies ahead. No, they are not always right (they are human after all), but is it not better to prepare and not need those preparations than to need them and not have them? There will be those that hear the forecast and they will prepare, there will be those that hear the forecast and do nothing, and there will be those that hear nothing therefore they will do nothing. Many treat their spiritual life in the same manner. God’s Word, the authoritative Word of God, tells us that Jesus will return for those that have made themselves ready for Him. We can prepare for His return by accepting Jesus as our Savior and making Him the Lord of our lives. God’s Word is ALWAYS right.
There will be those that hear the Word and they will prepare, there will be those that hear the Word and do nothing, and there will be those that hear nothing therefore they will do nothing. Some may ask, “What if you live your life as a believer and you die only to find out that this life is all there is?” To them I would ask, “What if you live your life like there is no life after this one and you die and step into eternity only to find out that heaven and hell are very real?” Just like preparing for the weather, the time to prepare for eternity is ahead of time. You can’t wait until it happens to prepare – it’s too late then.
Yes, sometimes the “weather authorities” are wrong, but God and His Word are NEVER wrong. His Word tells us that Jesus is preparing a home for His bride (true believers) – should we not prepare for Him too?
What preparations have you made for your eternity? For your family’s eternity (have you done or said all that you can)? Remember, the time to prepare for eternity is before you face it. Everyone of us will die, for some it will be expected and for some it will come suddenly. Since none of us know for a fact the day and time that we will breath our last breath, should we not be prepared at all times?