Time Keeps Tickin’
Time is not our friend.
Let’s talk about a stark reality, shall we? We all have an appointment to keep. That appointment is set, there is no changing it or rescheduling and no one knows when it will come due. But it will. Sooner or later. And no matter what we do, time doesn’t slow down or stop, it keeps marching toward that appointment date.
That appointment is with death. In case you haven’t heard, the mortality rate for humans is 100%.
Like I said yesterday, I think about death a lot now. And thinking about death causes me to think about what happens after death. That’s right, heaven and hell.
Look, I’m going to be honest here. For those of you who have been keeping up with this blog I hope you know me to at the very least be sincere and honest. We spend way too much time fretting over, debating about, clinging onto, and mulling over things that won’t last past tomorrow. Mundane things, trite, meaningless, perishable things.
So what really matters? Eternity. Heaven and hell. The non-perishables.
So this doesn’t drag out (because time is not my friend), I’m going to lay things on the line. If you don’t know where you’re spending eternity, it’s time to start thinking about death. That appointment is approaching and the clock is ticking. Death is waiting on the doorstep. Life’s repo man coming to collect. Tarry any longer and it may just be too late.
Pilate asked Jesus, “What is truth?” The truth is this. All of us are sinners; we’ve all fallen short of God’s standard (can anyone really say he’s never sinned?). And unless we acknowledge that and seek to make things right with God, the Bible says the punishment is death, spiritual death, as in hell.
So how to make things right? Well, that’s the beauty of it, we don’t have to make it right, the hard work’s already been done. Remember when Jesus died on the cross up on that hill that dark Friday? Yeah, he was doing the work for all of us, taking the punishment. All we have to do is believe in him, trust that what he did on that hill really did cover our sins. You do that and mean it and you won’t have to fear that impending appointment. Though time is not your friend, eternity will be.
That’s the stuff that really matters.