At one time, all over America were signs in the shape of the cross upon which were printed the words, "Prepare to Meet God". They were constant reminders to travelers that we can be living one minute and be in Eternity the next. So, my question for you today, is..."Are you prepared to meet God?"
Yesterday, we celebrated Easter. Easter is a Christian holiday, and for a great majority of people, it means only dressing in finery, attending church the first time since Christmas, coming home to eat a feast, and hunt for for Easter Eggs hidden by the Easter Bunny. That will be the last time they will darken the door of church until Christmas when they go to see a pageant that has children performing. Don't get me wrong...it is not the going to church that makes one a Christian...it is the acceptance of Christ as a personal Savior. I go to church because it keeps me connected to fellow believers through communal worship.
A friend of mine related how she was at the beauty shop getting a pedicure and the beautician asked her, "What is this Easter and why do you celebrate it?" She got to tell them about Jesus, and how He is the only begotten Son of God, and how over 2000 years ago, He was born to a virgin, grew up and then willingly gave His life in sacrifice on the cross, for the sins of mankind, was buried, and three days later came to life again and forty days later, returned to Heaven where he now lives. He sent the Holy Spirit to be a Comforter to those who become believers and also to draw people to believe in Him. She also got to tell her about how the Holy Bible contains the stories of Jesus and how it is a guide for Christians to live by.
After she told the story to the person doing the pedicure, she found out that they were just filling in for another person and they got up and asked her to tell the story to another operator, and she got to relate it again. The operators had never heard about Jesus. Isn't that a wonderful opportunity? That made me realize that perhaps some of you who read my blog don't know my Jesus and how wonderful He is. He has helped me with my troubles, and continues to do so. He is there for me each day, and gives me comfort. He knows me and I know Him.
If you have not accepted Jesus as a personal Savior, and don't have a daily personal relationship with Him, you are not prepared to meet God and I would ask you to make your preparations. He loves you, he died for you, he arose from the dead, and wants to forgive you for your sins, so that you will not die and go to a Devil's Hell, and so that you can live on in Heaven with Christ after you die.
That is not the only reason, though. Christ gives us strength to deal with life's daily struggles, and fills our hearts with love for others. If you have never read about Jesus, get your hands on a Holy Bible, turn to the Book of John in the second half of it, and read that. It is a good place to begin. Then move on to the other Gospels, Matthew, Mark and Luke. Then read the book of Romans which relates how to become a Christian. Believing in Jesus with one's head is not enough; it is believing with one's heart that is the important thing and accepting Jesus' sacrifice, knowing in your heart that He died for you. Jesus loves you.
We make preparations for almost every important step in life, why not make preparations for the final step? Why not take steps to make your life meaningful before you take that final step into Eternity?
This is Blabbin' Grammy signing off for now. Much love to each of you, my friends and family. More later. Bye for now.