Today it’s going to get a little darker in tone than the last Faith Friday. It’s because I want to talk to you about a very, very serious subject.
The fact is that not everyone will get to call Heaven home.
I want to warn you about a lie that is going around amongst us young people. There is a lie that we must use up our younger years to satisfy ourselves. We must be selfish with our time, they say, because we won’t have it again. But let me tell you something, and I’m going to speak as clearly as I can.
That. Is. Crap.
It is. It really is. And here’s why.
There is a thing known as the butterfly effect. It says that every decision you make has a profound implication later in the future. Say I crack my knuckles once. Well, that would make it easier for me to do it again. If I keep on doing it on a regular basis, I’m probably going to have arthritis when I get older. What that would mean for an artist like me is that I would have only a small area of time to do artwork like I love to do.
I’m telling you that we have a very small area of time to make big decisions here on Earth.
“For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away.” (James 4:14)
I’m telling you that when the Bible says a vapor, it means that our life is freakishly short. We have around eighty years, and that’s supposing we don’t get into an accident first. You literally don’t know if you’ll be living tomorrow.
I’m not sure whether I’m intentionally scaring anyone or not. I put this up because I’m thinking about it a lot myself. I don’t want to be living my life with any regrets. And I have to ask – if I’m trying to not live it with regrets – what the point of it all is? Really, I only know one thing for sure, one mission:
“And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, ‘All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.’ Amen.” (Matthe 28:16-20)
And what am I to teach them, except that Christ died for our sins, was buried, and rose again, and that by believing in Him we can have ETERNAL LIFE? Should I not say that I know the way to eternal happiness? Why am I standing on the side of the road as I watch the rest of the human race about to be hit by a mac truck? And what makes it worse? That I haven’t done a thing about it. Even now I’m telling myself that I can’t do it, I can’t save everyone. And that’s right, I can’t. But why am I just sitting by while the seconds tick away? It’s kinda freaky to think about.
So I’m not saying to turn into a psychopath. But what I am saying is to think, honestly, about those who can’t say that Heaven is their real home. We don’t have forever, we just have a set of years.