My heart is breaking today. I just got home from a wake. It was the wake of a young man who was in our church youth group. The wake of a young man who was expected home that night, who was expected at youth group tomorrow night. A young man who had just celebrated his 21st birthday three weeks earlier. A young man with plans and a long life ahead of him. A young man who was only trying to do a good deed and ended up the victim of a horrible accident.
Life is short. Plan and simple. Friends, we are not promised our next moment. This young man had plans. He didn't go out Friday evening and think this was going to happen to him.
In His hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind. Job 12:10
The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away; may the name of the LORD be praised. Job 1:21
Our life is in God's hands, not our own. God gave us life, and He alone chooses when it is time for our life on earth to end.
So now I want to ask you this. Are you ready? I mean really ready. Not just yes, I go to church every Sunday. Yes, I give in offering sometimes. Yes, I am a good person. I mean do you have a personal relationship, daily, with the only Savior.
If something were to happen to you today, or if God choose to come take His people Home today, would you really be ready?
I am going to do something I have never done here before but feel God wants me to do. I want to say the sinner's prayer. If you are not sure if you are really ready for Heaven, if you have never asked Christ into your heart, or if you feel you need to do it again, please say, out loud, this prayer.
"Jesus, please forgive me of all of my sins. I am sorry for everything I have done that is not pleasing to You. Help me to turn away from the wrong and seek You. Help me to seek You not just on Sunday but every day. Jesus I love You and I thank You for forgiving me. Amen."
Welcome to the family of God! I want to encourage you to live for Him seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day. Get into the Word. Pray by talking to Him and listening to Him. Look for God through out your day. Be truly ready when it is time to go Home.