Updated August 2020
Proverbs 27:1 Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.
My mother, and a close friend of our family, both had babies when they were in their mid-forties. They gave birth approximately six months apart, and they both had boys. Our friend’s son became a Police officer, married, and then had the joy of becoming a parent. He, his wife, and their young daughter went on vacation. They were on a beach in sunny Florida when, coming out of the water, he said he didn’t feel well. Shortly thereafter, he had a massive heart attack and died. He was only in his early forties. A tragedy.
My husband’s cousin was sleeping when his friends called for him. They wanted him to go surfing with them. His mother told them he was sleeping, but he must have heard what was going on and said he would go. While he was surfing that day the surfboard hit him in the head, and he died. He was only nineteen years old. A tragedy.
Acts 17:24-27 God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands; Neither is worshipped with men’s hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things; And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation; That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us:
Knowing how fragile life is, we should live every day as if it were our last. How precious the promise of eternal life becomes when we realize our life here can be snatched away in a moment. How wonderful to know that no one is excluded from the hope of the Gospel, that is unless they exclude themselves. No one is beyond hope, absolutely no one.
The older I get, the more I am affected by the sorrows of others. God’s word gives hope. Salvation and deliverance is available to everyone. It is available to the alcoholic and the drug addict. It is available to those who have experienced unspeakable sorrow. It is available to the young, and to the old, and to those considered “beyond hope.” It is available to all, and is needed by all.
The Gospel song “God Saves Old Sinners” says it well …
The drunk on the street
The rich in their palaces
The poor and unlearned
And men of degree
They all have a soul
In need of salvation
And they all have to come
No matter where you may reside on this planet, if you are alive and breathing, there is hope in your future if you believe the good news of the Gospel. You don’t have to be in a certain building, or a certain location, because “he be not far from every one of us.”
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
The finality of death has been so impressed upon me. There is no turning back once we have passed through the door of death. The horror of going through that door without Jesus Christ! Won’t you call upon the name of the Lord today, and receive the gift of the Holy Ghost, the Comforter, before it’s too late?
Romans 10:13 “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
John 14:16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;
John 14:26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
John 15:26 But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:
John 16:7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.
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