“Seek the Lord!”
Seek the Lord while He may be found; call to Him while He is near. Let the wicked one abandon his way and the sinful one his thoughts; let him return to the Lord, so He may have compassion on him, and to our God, for He will freely forgive.--------Isaiah 55:6-7
On this solemn, thought-provoking day, September 11, 2015, we are taken back to a time of earth-shattering scenes of heartache, terror, pain, despair and gut-wrenching wonderment as to exactly what happened. We stood in front of the television as those horrible scenes unfolded before our very eyes, scenes that would forever be etched in our hearts and our memories.
When I think back to that time, I remember thinking; Dear God, I wonder how many of those poor people were prepared, spiritually for this. I don’t think ANY of them left their homes that morning thinking that they would never make it back because of a terror attack. But my thought was, how many were spiritually ready for this. We have no way of knowing when something like this may occur, and the day and time we live in NOW, makes us even more vulnerable and unstable. Therefore, EVERYONE needs to be READY to leave this earth and to their eternal destination. We just don’t know.
I didn’t have any idea that fifteen days later, my brother would be taken away from us with a heart attack. But I had some peace about it, because I knew that he had sought the Lord and found Him, and had turned from his sinful lifestyle, and turned to the Lord for the forgiveness of his sins, when he was a teenager. And I know one day that we will be reunited in Heaven, where he now abides. He was READY? Are YOU?
The Bible tells us that our lives are like a vapor or a flower that fades and vanishes away. Nobody knows when or how they will leave this earth. Some who have been told that they have terminal illnesses, may be given a ‘time-frame,’ but in all actuality they don’t know the exact time. So if you’re thinking that you’ll just wait until you’re on your death-bed to make that decision, you may not have the opportunity to wait. Think about ALL those healthy, happy, people who went to work that fateful morning, September 11, 2001. There were some of them whose lives were swept out into eternity, without the opportunity to call out to God.
Our scripture says; “Seek the Lord while He may be found; call to Him while He is near.” That means NOW! Don’t gamble with your destiny, but take the example of my brother, BE READY! You don’t have any documentation stating that you are promised the next few seconds. You can BE READY by doing this: CONFESS your sins to God and ask Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your Heart, that Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven making intercession for you, before God, then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and turn away from your sinful life-style, and BE READY to leave this world, either through death or the Rapture. Do it NOW, while you STILL can. He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!