A winter storm is coming! Frigid temps, deep snow and ice are on their way. Quick, get to the store!! Gotta buy milk and bread! (Personally, I’ve never eaten a milk and bread sandwich, but when the snow flies, I guess it might be good.) Nevertheless, I am intrigued at how glued we are to the forecast when we receive a winter storm warning. That announcement has a controlling affect upon businesses, homes, churches, government, schools, highway crews and many others. Look at Facebook! Try to shop in the grocery store.
How many times in your life have you heard, “There’s a winter storm warning in effect for . . . ,” or something similar? And when you do, what is your response to such a predicted event? What kind of planning begins to take place in your life? Do you shrug your shoulders, run to the grocery story, look up in the skies, check your phone updates, begin to think of “Plan B,” and/or complain?
Seriously, there are two events that should grab our attention every day of our lives. We were reminded of these in our “I Love Missions” Conference this past weekend.
1) The promised return of Christ (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18).
2) The greatest tragedy of this life—a lost soul going to hell (Hebrews 9:27)
This most blessed event and the most tragic event could occur today!!! What’s your response? Are you moved more by the prediction of a weather forecast or the promises in God’s Word? Something more eventful than a winter storm is coming. Better be ready!
If you have never received Christ as your personal Savior and Lord; if you are not sure that heaven is your home, please go to the following link: The Exchange Message. Scroll down the page and watch the video entitled, “You Can Have a Relationship with God.”
If you are interested in what Scripture says about death and hell, please check out this brief biblical study found here: What Does the Bible Say About Hell