20. Weighing your options: what if you died today?

Where would I go if I would die today? It is good to honestly ask ourselves this question. Around the world, over 150,000 people pass away daily. That is a gigantic number. And one day you will die too - provided that the Lord Jesus doesn't return first.

Now this can be a really frightening thought. But that's unnecessary when you know the Lord Jesus as your Savior. Because when you do, you will go to heaven after you die and be with Him.

Tekstvak: September 10, 2001 – The day prior to the terror attacks in New York City, a passenger on an American Airlines flight noticed a flight attendant crushing ice in a bucket with a bottle of wine. He was afraid the young lady would harm herself. He asked if there really was no other way to crush the ice. The attendant was impressed with his concern. After a short conversation, she thankfully accepted a Christian tract he offered her. A few hours later she told him this was the sixth tract she had received within a very short time frame. She asked, “What does God want from me?” The man answered, “Your life.” He went on to tell her about her need to have peace with God through Jesus Christ. Less than 24 hours later, the flight attended was on the plane that plunged into the World Trade Center. She died that day.

We don't know whether or not the young flight attendant gave her life to the Lord God in these final hours of her life. She probably had no clue she only had such a short time remaining on this earth. You don't know when you will die either, but it is important for you to realize that you (unexpectedly) could die too, even at a young age.

Seek the Lord before it is too late! No matter how young or old you are, if you still don't know (for sure) you are saved or not, please don't go to bed today before you are sure. Pray and ask God to save you and He will. The Lord Himself has promised:

  • Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened (Matthew 7:7,8).
  •  And him that cometh to Me I will in no wise cast out (John 6:37b).


A thought to ponder on your own
Are you absolutely positive you will go to heaven when you die? If so, thank God for this. If you don't know the answer (for sure), or if your answer is “no”, don't continue your life without being sure whether or not you're saved for eternity!





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