Reflections on Growing Old


Maybe you know someone like this?

I wrote this in 2002 after visiting a nursing home.

“The Song that Whispers to my Heart is Bitter…Sweet”

The hours have gone so slowly. Time has been moving like an eternity before me. My life has been full, a wife, children, grandchildren, friends, and relatives. I have much money and many things.

I am Old…so very old. I no longer have the best days of my life ahead of me. I sit in this chair daily with only my memories. Sitting in a chair by the window, waiting for what?

My life is without hope. Nothing to look forward to but a downward spiral of decay and death. My mind speaks to my body but it has long since stopped answering.

All around me, people look the other way, pretending not to see, they turn their back to me. My body, eaten up by age…my soul now ravaged by loneliness…no one even thinks of me anymore.

No one looks me in the eye or extends their hand out to me. It seems my end is to be utterly alone. So I wait….for what I don’t know.

You would have thought I would have found satisfaction from all the years I have lived. That time would have brought me wisdom. But instead of wisdom it seems to have brought me only remorse and pain.

When I see hunger, I wonder why. Senseless deaths, endless tears, needless loss…where do they come from…where do they lead?

I sit and wait ….waiting for what…is there not more to life than this experience here on earth?

I found no satisfaction in the relationships I have had in my life. The possessions I held within my grasp so tightly, still call to me…even though I cannot use them.

Sleep no longer brings me peace…it eludes me. But Wait !
Listen… do you hear its refrain, a sweet greeting from one who cares for me.

It’s my daily visitor, one who comes regularly to me every morning with the dawn,a little bird outside my window.

Every morning I hear his tiny Aria at dusk. His solo refrain begins at the dawn. He won’t be silent until the Sun comes out and is seen.

His song is like a whisper that comes to me on the waves of the wind. I cannot ignore it, it is constant and he is devoted to bringing it too me each morning.

The message becomes clearer to me day by day as I learn to be still and listen. His song is a mournful one, for it yearns for eternity. It has become his task to come to me out of the shadows at dusk with his golden song.

He visits with me while I still have time…chirping a timeless song. His song is mine and it is yours. His is a tiny heart that beats with yours. You see, your heart song and mine will not be silenced until we see the dawn of a new day.

This little bird peers through the shroud of dawn and sees a painless place and the coming One who brings JOY.

“God has planted eternity in the hearts of men”…Eccl 3:10
How do I know that is true, because not long ago a young couple stopped in to see me. No, their not friends or relatives but they have been taking the time to visit me and tell me about their Promise Keeping God.

When we first met I told them, when I look inside myself I only see me. I am alone.

They told me I could have God living inside of me…so when I looked inside myself I would no longer be alone…because God would be inside with me.

They gave me Words of Life and Hope…and most of all…. their time. Now when my little bird friend comes in the morning, I am reminded that Gods mercies are new every day.

Now I know what it is that I am waiting for, the Coming of the Son of God. Praise God, I am now ready to meet with Him at the time of His choosing.

Do you know anyone like me? Do you look the other way, turn your back, and pretend not to see?

The person I described, the OLD ME, does not have to be old like me…because the description fits all people who do not know Christ.

They too have nothing to look forward to, they’re bodies are also being eaten up as they age…they too wait for what they don’t know…they too will experience their end utterly alone…

Unless, you take the time to tell them about your Supernatural, Miracle Working, Promise Keeping, Living God who changed your life.

“In the Beginning God”, Who:

  • Created the Heavens and the Earth
    • Saved Noah and his family in the Ark, from the flood
    • Spoke to Moses from a burning bush
    • Parted the Red Sea, so Israel could walk on dry ground
    • Fed millions daily for 40 years in the wilderness
    • Provided guidance and protection by the Pillar of Fire
    • Conquered huge nations on behalf of his chosen people
    • Provided 10 commandments, written by His finger. Not for rules to follow that make you righteous, but rules to prove you cannot keep them and to show your need of a Savior to make you righteous
    • Sent His Son, Jesus to be born of a Virgin according to prophecy
    • Jesus, who healed the blind, the deaf, the leper and the diseased
    • Jesus, who walked on water, then told the sea…Be Still and it listened
    • Jesus , who fed 5,000 and now becomes the Bread of Life to you
    • Jesus , who took your place on the Cross and died for your sins
    • Jesus, who promised He would come back again!

Yes, from the depths of this living grave I cried out and called for help, waiting for what I did not know…. yet the living God heard my prayer.

I thank God for sending that young couple who spent time with me so I can spend Eternity with God.

Romans 10 vs 14-15 says it all.

How can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them? And how will anyone go and tell them without being sent?

That is what the Scriptures mean when they say…
How beautiful are the feet of those who bring Good News.”

Are you keeping the Good News to yourself,..
the miracle of your changed heart? God has filled my heart with dreams of passion, compassion and a desire to walk in the Truth… what about you?

May your Faith give you Courage to do great things, to be bold and touch someone’s life for Eternity.

I serve the God of Ancient Promises that are still coming true today. The Prophet Isaiah said…”to us a SON is given.”
See for yourself. In the manger… He is there.

The Apostle Luke said…”this same Jesus will come again in the clouds.”

See for yourself. In the tomb…He is gone.
To the all wise God of Israel and the Church. …the Almighty, the Ancient of Days…the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
To the Father, the One who sent …
To the Son, the One who came…
And to the Holy Spirit, the one who stays…and now lives in me. Amen and Amen

 

Your Future…

YOUR FUTURE AWAITS YOU.
ALL WILL BOW DOWN BEFORE JESUS

The Holy Angels and the Born Again Children of God will bow down in LOVE and Proclaim JESUS as LORD. Those that Love HIM will live in Heaven with HIM Forever.

The Fallen Demon Angels and Every Fallen Human Being will bow down in FEAR and Proclaim JESUS as LORD. Those that Fear HIM will live in Hell without HIM Forever.

Romans 14:10-12
For we will all stand before the Judgment Seat of GOD. For it is written,
“As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to Me, And every tongue shall give praise to God.” So then each one of us will give an account of himself to God.

Philippians 2: 6-11
Christ JESUS, who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men. Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a CROSS. For this reason, also, God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, so that at the name of JESUS EVERY KNEE SHALL BOW, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and that every tongue will confess that JESUS CHRIST Is LORD, to the Glory of GOD the FATHER.

JESUS CHOSE THE NAILS

To Be HIS Witness

God has a plan from Eternity Past; for every day, every hour, and every breath of life, word spoken and written; that would come out of me while here on Earth. That is the lesson HE taught me in 2012 after heart surgery for 2 – 80% blockages. I am not mine, I am HIS.

God saved me for a reason. That reason is so I would tell everyone the Good News of Salvation through Christ. However, there is NO GOOD News without understanding the BAD NEWS First. Also there is no real SALVATION without REPENTANCE. So the journey begins with the FEAR OF GOD. I believe sounding the alarm of what is coming now, is the only reason that God allows me to live another day. To share His Gospel means knowing enough about Jesus in Scripture; so we can not only proclaim HIM to the Lost but also Defend HIM before people who Mock God.

Yes, witnessing is tough! I have learned through the years to look for the storms. In the beginning of my walk of faith, fear would come knocking on my door. But now I realize that without the storms I would not have my strong faith in Christ and His Promises; that now make me who I am. I have spent years on Gods Anvil being molded by hammer blows. In HIS Mercy to me now He uses a chisel.

I wear biblical contact lenses through which I see the world as it really is. And I have a hearing aid tuned to the whispers of God as He gently leads me through each storm. So now through living life and gaining wisdom through pain; I have knowledge and personal experiences so I can share my faith with those HE brings across my path.

We are not alone in this battle. In fact what we are called to do is just speak. The Holy Spirit will give us the words. It’s a matter of confidence. Confidence placed in the Holy Spirit; not us.

Perhaps your motivation and confidence is weak because you fear going against the Tsunami of Political Correctness that now governs our country and maybe some people you love. Perhaps you don’t feel confident because you are afraid you will not know the answer to the questions people will ask you. Just remember its ok to say I will get back to you. At least the conversation can continue another day. Then go home and prepare.

Or perhaps you just don’t know how to bring the subject up. God is in charge of opening opportunities for each of us to witness. Your responsibility is to recognize them and open the door to the encounter.

Then through prayer turn it over to the Holy Spirit, for He is there with you. You are responsible only to plant the seeds; the Holy Spirit will water those seeds with the very tears of God to make them grow.

I can now stand alone for Christ, because in reality the Holy Spirit is in me and I am never alone. Each of us have scars and a Story to Tell. However, my scars will be gone when I get to heaven. But Jesus, will forever bear the wounds of loves eternal war. For when the kingdom comes with its perfected saints, He will still forever be known by His Scars.

John 20:27 “Then he (Jesus) said to Thomas, “Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.”

FAITHFUL

 

 

 

 

I’ll let you in on a personal secret. When the communion cup is passed to me I always look for the cup with the most bubbles in it. To my mind every bubble represents billions of believers throughout time. The bubbles remind me that I must do the best I can to live up to the faith that has been passed on to me by them. That they died for the cause of Christ and I must live for the cause of Christ.

You know this life is described in the Bible as a race that we are too run in and win. The difference is that this is a race of winners. We all are running together. As the one in front dies and immediately goes on to be with The Lord, their hand reaches back into time to pass the torch of Faith to the one who follows behind them. To the one in whom they put their time, effort and life into…the one they have been called to disciple.

My prayer for me comes from a lyric in a Steve Green song…”May those who come behind me, find me faithful”.

Testimony of FAITH in JESUS

ONE JEWS JOURNEY
Please Click on the Audio Links below…

In God’s timing Christ came to die as the sacrificed Lamb of God and the Church, the Called Out ones were born. Gentile men and women whose hearts were circumcised being born again by faith in Jesus the Christ, The Messiah of Israel.

So you see the Jewish people are not God’s only chosen ones. I say to you again that the Hebrew word for chosen, bachar, reflects the New Testament concept of election. The Church of Jesus Christ is the elect of God (2 Timothy 2:10). If you have received Him as your Messiah and Savior, that means that God chose you too!

Please listen carefully to what I am about to say, I do not want you to misunderstand who is True Israel. I have heard Pastors teach that God is now finished with the Nation of Israel and that the Gentile Church is the new Israel to whom Gods promises now belong.

It is true that the Bible teaches that a true Jew is one whose heart is circumcised.

It is true that Christ has said that in HIM there is neither Jew nor Gentile; because God grafted both branches of His children into the one root of Jesus, The Jewish Messiah on the cross 2000 years ago.

But, does that mean that the Church has replaced the Nation of Israel and has become the NEW Israel. NO, the Church is NOT the new Israel.

The Church is a NEW CREATION, in which redeemed Jews and redeemed Gentiles have mutual fellowship and union with God, through the Messiah, Jesus The Christ….Gods Son.

The signs of Jesus Christs coming the second time are linked to the land of Israel, the City of Jerusalem and its people known as the Jews.

You always need to remember this:

No other nation on earth has been destroyed and scattered to the four corners of the globe, and then re-gathered as the focus of world attention.

No other nation declares by its reemergence in time, that there is a God who deserves to be feared and loved and obeyed.

No other nation exists as a declaration to the world that in the records of her history, we find our roots and in the predictions of her prophets we find our future.

If you know Jesus as Savior and Lord, then all His promises belong to you
as a believer, including the rich heritage of the Old Testament.

Just as the New Testament has completed me as a Jewish Believer in Christ. The Old Testament will strengthen your faith in Jesus, when you see HIM before the Manger.

It is only from the perspective you gain by studying Genesis thru Revelation that you will see that History is truly HIS – STORY.

How humbling it is when you consider that He knew you before you were conceived, that He chose you before He planned creation, that He wrote your name in the Lambs Book of Life and that He allowed me, Ernie to be a part of HIS – STORY.

We all have Born Again stories to tell. Open your heart and your mouth and you will be amazed at how the HOLY SPIRIT will use you to Honor JESUS.

Both Mp3 Audio files below contain my testimony, but have additional Bible Study Information. One specific to Christians the other specific to Jewish Non-Believers.

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ETERNAL DARKNESS

According to Gods Word there is a second death. It is a spiritual death that will leave the person in outer darkness…blind for eternity without hope.

On this physical plane of existence most people struggle to reach the top of the mountain. Their personal ambitions and desires shrouded in pride, and self-awareness drive their calloused hearts and self-absorbed minds ever forward.

They are intensely focused on getting to that door at the top of the mountain where they believe they will have arrived and finally fulfill their purpose for themselves and be satisfied.

No one else matters in this personal journey to self-fulfilled glory. People get there by using other people for their own benefits. Cast off on the side of their road to success are spurned people who once trusted them, loved them…broken people left far behind. They make up parents, wives, husbands, friends and children.

There is a procession of haunting memories that occasionally break into their consciousness and touches what is left of their hardened hearts. Their climb to the top becomes increasingly harder, because the weight of those whom they have left behind clings to their dead hearts like anchors.

Finally, their journey to the top of the mountain ends. They have arrived and stand before the door. They are close enough to reach out and touch the handle to open the door at the top of the mountain. Their focus has been so intense, so self-serving that they do not see a small sign just above the door.

But why should they see this small sign? All their lives they only focused on themselves, never had their gaze widened to see the needs of all those around them.

Their ears were only tuned to hear what they wanted to hear, never once did they hear the cries, the sobs representing the emotional and physical pain of those around them needing their help. They never cared about the blind, the lame, the deaf and the dumb… a world filled “With the Least of These.”

So they eagerly reach out and grasp the handle to open the door to the fulfillment of their desires. The handle is painful to their touch…it’s so very hot! But they are consumed with their desire so they bear the pain and open the door.

Standing in the open doorway they see a light off in the distance, yet they seem to be standing in shadows. As they look out into the distance a faint path emerges that leads to the light. But as they look down they cannot see the place to put their foot on the path so they may follow it to the Kingdom of Light.

A random thought comes to their minds; words they somehow recognize but have never heard before “My Word is a lamp unto thy feet”.

So, they look up and see the little sign. It says… “If you had seeked me with all your heart, mind and soul you would have found me. You have lived your life in darkness yet you have seen a great light and now it is appointed to man once to die, and then the judgment”.

The message falls on a soul filled with shadows and a heart that never became renewed; for they had lived their lives deaf, dumb and blind to the truth.

Just under the sign is a pull chain attached to a light bulb. Still not understanding the message they reach up and pull the chain that’s attached to the light bulb expecting the light to come on and illumine their path, but instead they turn ON the Darkness. They finally have arrived at the place they personally have chosen to spend eternity. They will be in outer darkness…blind and alone for eternity without hope in a place where …” the dead shall live again.”

“Yet those who live in Darkness have seen a great light”…says JESUS.

BOOK OF LIFE

Will Your Book of Life be FACT or FICTION ?
Will YOU become one of the FORGOTTEN?

Tolkien created a story of fiction about Hobbits. He crafted a world that was made into a movie called Lord of the Rings. The story is about Good and evil and about the providence of a higher power who is in control of all the events. The last book of this trilogy was called the Return of the King.

Tolkien was a believer in the True King and weaved a tale based on the God of Christianity and His principles contained in the Bible.

C.S. Lewis was a believer in the True King who wrote another story that was made into a movie called the Chronicles of Narnia. It was based on the Son of God in Christianity. The story of a Lion King named Aslan who lived and died and came back from the dead.

Why is it so easy for us to embrace the writings of authors that contain the truth wrapped up in fiction? Yet, it is so difficult for us to read The Book of All Truth that tells the real story of Good and evil and the Return of the REAL King.

The King who walked out of the pages of prophecy into the Judean desert among people who were made from the dust beneath His feet.

The HOLY One with the titles of King of Kings and Lord of Lords, The LION of the Tribe of Judah, the Redeemer, the Christ, the Messiah…the Son of God.

So why did this King leave heaven to become one of us?

He came because He can see the end from the beginning. He can see the ultimate joy of each one of us who have put their faith in the FACTS of the life He lived here on earth. He came to make himself known to the world He created; not only through His Creation but through His own Life, Death and Resurrection, and Ascension.

He came to lead by example, so we could touch, taste, feel, see and hear…
The Truth about HIS 2nd Coming; which will protect us from the Lies of the coming False Messiah.

Why would He come here to die for you? Because, He would rather die for you than live without you. He alone is your Salvation; there is no other name under heaven by which you can be saved. Without Jesus your life will have become FICTION and You will become one of the FORGOTTEN for Eternity.

Jesus ….a real person.

Jesus…. who lived a real life.

Jesus….who died a real death on the Cross.

Jesus… who came back from the dead.

2,000 years ago at the appointed time, He came forth as predicted in the Old Testament. The prophetic bones of the Messiah, long buried in the desert sands of time and eternity, walked out of the pages of the New Testament as Immanuel “God with us” at the Fullness of Time. The God/Man wrapped in bones with flesh and blood; the prophesied Son of God, Jesus the long awaited Messiah of Israel and the Christ of HIS TRUE CHURCH.

The ONE who already came at Gods appointed time to die For You and will COME again soon for all of His own at the yet future appointed time of HIS SECOND COMING only to Judge this shadow world filled with fallen souls!

Why the Cross?

All the Bible’s teaching points to the death of Jesus. Neither his perfect life nor his marvelous teaching nor his powerful miracles are the focus of the Bible’s message.

Yes, these are all important, but above all else Jesus came into the world to die. What makes his death so important? The answer is that he died as a Substitute, a Sin – bearer and a Savior.

Jesus the Substitute:
This demonstrates the love of God. Sinners, you and I, are guilty, lost and helpless in the face of God’s Holy law, which demands punishment for every sin. How can you or I possibly escape God’s righteous wrath?

The Bible’s answer is this: God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ / the Messiah, died for us.

As part of an amazing rescue plan God the Son volunteered to take the place of sinners and bear the just penalty for their sin. The sinless Son of God willingly suffered and died for us, the righteous for the unrighteous.

Jesus the Sin – Bearer:

This demonstrates the holiness of God. There was nothing “faked” about Christ’s death on the Cross. The penalty for the sins of others was paid in full by the death of God’s sinless Son.

As he hung on the cross he cried out “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” At that terrible moment God the Father turned his back on his beloved Son, who endured the penalty of separation from God. Don’t ever think that God never cried. Jesus wept over Jerusalem. Jesus is the image of God to us. He said if you know me you know His Father.

A human father seeing his son crucified would cry…how much more God the Father with HIS perfect love…over the death of His Son Jesus.

Notice how this shows God’s perfect holiness. All sin, every sin, must be punished…and when Jesus took the place of sinners he became as accountable for their sins as if he had been responsible for them. The one man who lived a perfect life suffered the double death penalty for the guilty.

Jesus the Savior:
This demonstrates the power of God. Three days after his death, Jesus was declared with power, to be the Son of God by his resurrection from the dead. He gave many convincing proofs that he was alive and he cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over him.

The resurrection places an infallible stamp of authority upon Christ and His claims concerning the divine authorship of the Bible. No other religion, religious figure, or religious writing can claim this support. As one writer concluded, Confucius’ tomb…. occupied, Buddha’s tomb…occupied, Mohamed’s tomb…occupied, Jesus’ tomb…. Empty. This one fact alone substantiates Christ’s life and work and the Bible as the ONLY Word of God!

In raising Christ from the dead, God powerfully demonstrated that he accepted his death in the place of yours as the full and perfect payment for your sin’s penalty and as the basis on which he can offer a full and free pardon to you, who would otherwise be doomed to spend eternity in hell.

Jesus will knock patiently on the door of your heart until it beats no more.

Begin your search today for HIM while you have an opportunity to choose eternal life. By not making the choice before you die, you will have reaped the eternal destiny of your own choosing….not choosing is a choice!

Isaiah 9 vs. 6: “For a Child will be born to us, a SON will be given to us; And the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace. There will be no end to the increase of His government or of peace, on the throne of DAVID and over his kingdom, To establish it and to uphold it with justice and righteousness. From then on and forevermore…The Lord of Hosts…WILL…accomplish this.”

YESHUA / JESUS… THE SON OF GOD IS THE ULTIMATE ANSWER TO YOUR DISEASE PROBLEM OF SIN. HE IS THE LAST BLOOD SACRIFICE REQUIRED BY GOD — ENDING A 4,000 YEAR OLD SACRIFICIAL SYSTEM FOR MANKIND’S SIN.

So again, I ask you, WHAT MORE can God do to grab your attention before it’s too late for you?

The resurrection places an infallible stamp of authority upon Christ and His claims concerning the divine authorship of the Bible. No other religion, religious figure, or religious writing can claim this support. As one writer concluded, Confucius’ tomb…. occupied, Buddha’s tomb…occupied, Mohamed tomb…occupied, Jesus’ tomb…. Empty. This one fact alone substantiates Christ’s life and work and the Bible as the ONLY Word of God!

Soul Food

Food for Your Journey

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SHELTER IN THE STORMS

Zephaniah 3:17 “I Rejoice over You with Singing”
As a non-believer in Jesus, I had faced the storms of life alone. These were the times when I experienced the Silence of God.

The waves of the sea grew up before me like mountains. The tears that continually flowed from my eyes were dried back by the howling winds. The thunder absorbed the cries of my heart. The lightning shown around me only to illuminate the darkness that surrounded me with no escape…I was truly alone.

Then I became a BELIEVER IN JESUS. People think when they become a believer that the storms end. For me they only grew worse. But now I was no longer alone in the storm.

God wipes my tears not with the howling wind but with the gentle touch of His Nail Pierced Hands. He hears my heart cries and reminds me that He never promised there would be no storms, only that He would be with me in the storms.

When the lightning flashes it no longer illuminates the darkness around me; but shines on the path I need to walk on to get through the storm.

As in the Poem Footprints, when I look back on the path through the storm I only see one set of footprints in the sand. They do not belong to me, they belong to my Savior JESUS; who has lovingly borne me up in HIS ARMS and carried me through the storm.

May you Always Have JOY In the MORNING

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Who Are YOU Following…and Where Are YOU GOING ?
The Apostasy of the Church is upon us and growing. It will be the MANY the 2/3rds that are deceived by the False RELIGIONS of Mankind who will follow the False Messiah / Anti-christ down into the pit.

BUT, GOD promises a Great Revival of multitudes within the nations who will accept JESUS during the 2nd half of the Tribulation. They will hear the Gospel from the 144,000 Jewish Spiritual Warriors and the 2 Witnesses and an Angel in Heaven.

The Gospel will fall from the Sky like HOLY rain upon those 1/3rd FEW….who were called to Believe Before the Heavens and the Earth were Created.

Those that were BORN IN THE MIND OF GOD, before they were born in their Mother’s Womb. EVEN SO COME LORD JESUS ! ! !

Believers are the True Aliens who live on this FALLEN Planet Earth. I am waiting DAILY for the AIRLIFT that will take us to HEAVEN

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“Of Such Is the Kingdom of God”

The death of Children has been going on for thousands of years. Children have died because of disease, abortion, tsunami, tornado, earthquake and war.

The number of children who lost their life to any of the later; represents a loss of life throughout time that is incalculable, because their number is greater than the sands of the seashore.

God has promised a reunion in Heaven for every child of a parent who has come to the Cross-with Child Like Faith and accepted Jesus, as their Savior and Lord.

I believe that every little Child who dies before they are able to understand and respond to the gospel goes immediately to be with God in heaven.

If children have not reached the maturity by which they can make this decision, they have not broken their relationship with God. Their names are in God’s “book of life,” and will be blotted out ONLY if they sin against HIM (Ex. 32:33).

David said of his deceased newborn son, “I shall go to him, but he will not return to me” (2 Sam. 12:23). David believed that his child was with the Lord, and that he would join him one day in heaven (Ps. 23:6). I would offer the same assurance to every BELIEVER who suffers the death of a child. Your child belonged to his or her Father (GOD) and is now with Him in eternal paradise.

Our Life is about ETERNAL LIFE, not the life we live here on earth. So, which is better; to die as a child and go to heaven or to live out your life before a Holy God and be condemned to Hell for Eternity because you never considered the FACT that you are a Sinner in Need of a Savior?

A Child’s actions will not be judged by GOD… But every thought, every deed, every action, every motive of your pride filled heart will be judged by GOD; when you stand ALONE before HIM the split second after you die.

We cry over our Children that died here on earth. Yet, the Children who died will shed tears in HEAVEN over you because you never took the time to read the Very Words of GOD Himself to you in His Scriptures about the Greatest Story Ever Told: The Life, Death, Resurrection, Ascension and 2nd COMING of the SON of GOD; JESUS the CHRIST.

Mathew 19:14
But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.”

Who R U FOLLOWING ?

 

If you are a Believer in Christ then your eternal death has been conquered by the One who came to die in your place on a Cross 2,000 years ago.

But what can we expect at our death, having placed our faith in the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus the Christ?

Here is a true story, an analogy that says it all…

When five-year-old Emily Kimball was hospitalized and heard she was going to die, she started to cry. Even though she loved Jesus and wanted to be with him, she didn’t want to leave her family behind.

Then her mother had an inspired idea. She asked Emily to step through a doorway into another room, and she closed the door behind her. One at a time, the entire family started coming through the door to join her.

Her mother explained that this was how it would be. Emily would go ahead to Heaven and then the rest of the family would follow. Emily understood. She would be the first to go through death’s door into the waiting arms of Jesus.

Eventually, the rest of the family would follow, probably one by one, joining her on the other side.

God has made Himself known to us through His creation and also through His Word…the Bible. He is a God who waits patiently to be wanted by you and I.

Like little Emily we all need to put our hand in the care of our loving father.

This poem by anonymous makes it so very clear:

Their faces I formed so that mine they would seek
Ears to listen for the Word I would speak
Eyes to see, minds to understand
All they required I made with my Hand
The Law and the Prophets for centuries foretold
The birth of a baby begotten of old
In words un-encoded, with language so plain
That even the simplest could call on my name
Fathom mysteries confounding the wise
See the Messiah through a child’s eyes