Picture the scene if you will. A long, warm and cosy bus journey,talking to friends,listening to some great dub-step tracks, napping and making the most of an unusually tasty ”Tesco BBQ Chicken Wrap”. After coming so far on this enjoyable bus journey home its the end of the line ,time to change buses.
I got off the bus and waited ,the next bus is usually slightly late , and then I waited some more. I was growing increasingly cold and ever so slightly needed the toilet (not important info for the blog but at the time it was rather important)Time was passing by and still there was no connecting bus coming my way, I got my mobile out to phone home , of course the day I dont charge it is when I need it most.
My mothers words from last night came into mind “…make sure your phone is charged”
So by now I had clicked that the bus was not coming , I was cold and had no way of calling for help.
I was stuck and had no way home.
The words of Mark Chapter 8 and verse 36 came to mind :
“For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own
We all go through life mostly having a good time , its quite often nice and warm , we are often in good company and very often we take rest and comfort in what is around us.
We simply just dont think ahead, we are content in the situation that we find ourselves in.
But one day our comfy bus journey through life will end and the question is do we know if there will something else waiting for us when get off. Or will we be left alone in the cold with no hope of anything else.
Have we taken the right route ?
No matter how well we live our life if we die and are not a Christian then the Bible is very clear of what awaits us. There is no way to God , no route home for those that are not Christians. We have our whole life to realize we are on the wrong route and change this , once we die our time is over and we continue on the roue that we have taken in our life.
“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” – Romans 6 verse 23
- If in life we have chosen to live each day how we wanted to , to live as if our life was our own and to live as if God did not matter to us then Hell and eternal death await us.
- If in life we believe in Jesus , confess that we are sinners that we do go against God. Love God and give our life over to him then as we see here we are given eternal life in Heaven.
Don’t waste your time, you do not know how long you have left on this journey through life it might come to its end by tomorrow. Make sure that when you step into eternity that is is one with God and of eternal life. Not one of Hell and eternal death.
There are no complications repent , believe and love Jesus:
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life” -John 3 verse 16