Monday, September 7, 2015

Death’s Door

    Have you ever been there? I have! At the time I didn’t know I was there, of course. But there is no doubt about it, I was there not long ago. My family told me all about it after I survived. The doctors who cared for me in the hospital told my wife and daughters they didn’t think I would survive. When the doctors tell you that, you sit up and take notice, I assure you.

    I was ready to meet my Savior, but He decided He had more for me to do for His glory here on planet earth. I experienced Congestive Heart Failure recently and that of course affected the function of several of my other major organs. God marvelously and wonderfully used the doctors and nurses who cared for me to bring healing, a miracle. I want Him to get all the glory.

    Will you be ready to meet the Lord when you face death? The Bible does teach us that it is appointed for men to die once, and after this comes judgment (Hebrews 9:27). Are you ready to meet Him? Believers and unbelievers all need to realize that we all face the certainty of death. To die without having trusted Christ as Savior means to spend eternity in hell. Believers will die and enter heaven, the very eternal presence of God. But they will first also stand before the Judgment Seat of Christ to give account of how they have lived the Christian life on earth (2 Corinthians 5:10).