Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The Time Has Come - June 26, 2009

What a sad and monumental day yesterday. Two of the world’s most iconic figures passed from life into death; Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson. Much has been said and will be said over the next several weeks about their lives; how their fame and influence changed things in the world. I do wish their families well.

These deaths got me thinking about how we remember those who go to sleep before us. We all have family and friends who we have mourned, and are still mouring for. Grief is not easy to deal with by humans. We want to be remembered a certain way. We remember our loved ones a certain way though sometimes it is askew. But the reality is death happens. Whether we like it or not, whether we understand it or not, it is inevitable. God knows when and where it will happen.

We are not in control. But we can control our eternal life. We can decide heaven or hell. The Bible tells us that we have a choice. Mark 1:14 – 15 says "After John was put in prison, Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God. "The time has come," he said. "The kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe the good news!" Jesus himself asked us to repent and believe. Then we will receive as a gift, eternal life and the holy spirit. Verse 15 is as relevant today as it was 2000 years ago. The time has come for all men. Has it come for you?

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