ONE BREATH AWAY
Sitting in my office, my attention was seized by sirens. Looking out my window I
saw lights flashing, medics and police officers surrounding a body lying in the
street. Was it the end of a life? Will he or she spend
eternity in heaven? One instant can change
everything. Truly every one of us is one breath away from eternity!
Often a person doesn’t get a last
chance to consider if they are ready
to meet God. That is a question we must answer now before our time is cut
off by accident, sickness, or time. Have you yet realized you are a sinner in
the eyes of the holy God of heaven? Do you know there is only one way you can
be right with Him? It is not by helping people, membership in some
church, or being better than others. So many have never heard that God’s
standard is perfect righteousness. Truthfully, none of us can legitimately
meet His standard.
This is why God sent His son Jesus
to our world. God, in human flesh, come to die in our place and to pay
our sin debt (death). God raised him from the dead and He provides the
righteousness that none of us can offer. Jesus said of himself: “I am the way,
the truth, and the life; no man comes to the Father, but by me.” God’s
word specifies that we must believe what God says about Jesus and then call out
to Him for His gift of salvation.
“If you will confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and
will believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead, you will be
For with the heart man believes unto righteousness;
and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation... For whoever will call
upon the name of the Lord, will be saved.”
Have you yet come to God on His terms? There is help at this link or
you can speak with someone at bbnCHAT.org. Eternity is only one breath away.