A WORD IN PASSING - August 2022
A few weeks ago, my sister-in-law gave us a beautiful small succulent plant. A few days after I re-potted it, the red flower emerged-tiny and beautiful! It fully bloomed for a day, the next morning, it withered. More flowers came out in the next few days but like the first one, none of them remained for another day. So, I renamed it the “one-day-wonder-flowers!”
Such is life, here today and and gone tomorrow! “As for man, his days are like grass; he flourishes like a flower of the field; for the wind passes over it, and it is gone, and it's place knows it no more." Psalm 103:15-16
The difference between us, people and the flowers, are that we do not just vanish into nothing when our earthly life is over, the Bible tells us that there is an after-life (Hebrews 9:27, John 11:25-26, Luke 16:19-31) and the Bible also shows us two destinations, eternal life or eternal perishing. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”
Which one will you choose?
"Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God
remains on him." John 3:36
Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life. Anyone who believes in me will live, even after dying. Everyone who
lives in me and believes in me will never ever die." John 11:25
'And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment.' Hebrews 9:27
'If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you
will be saved. For with the heart, one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.'