After listening to a preacher on the radio, a little 8 year old named Debbie decided to be sure of her 6 year old brother David’s salvation. “Do you know about Jesus?”
Thinking she might give an interesting new slant on the gospel David said, “No.”
The big sister said, “Sit still, cause this is real scary.”
After telling the gospel the best way an 8 year old can, she pressed for a decision, “Now David, when you die, do you want to go to heaven to be with Jesus, God, you mommy and daddy and big sister, or do you want to go to the lake of fire to be with the Devil and bank robbers?”
David thought a minute then replied, “I want to stay right here.”
Heaven is a wonderful place, but its tough to leave the familiar world of this life.
A teacher gathered her class together and asked, “Who wants to go to heaven?” Everyone but one boy raised his hand. After the class she cornered him, “Timmy, I noticed you didn’t raise your hand when I asked if you wanted to go to heaven.”
He replied, “Oh I want to go, I thought you meant right now.”
Truth is, that is an option many would pick. But it isn’t an option. This life we have isn’t going to last. So we need to invest our lives in something that will last.
On June 24, 1996, Lee Iacocca, the former CEO of Chrysler, was giving a speech. Said this, “What do guys like me do who’ve had the world by the string? I got some notoriety. . . and made some money in the car business. . . Now that chapter has closed, and I don’t think much about cars anymore. You can plan everything in life, and then the roof caves in on you because you haven’t done enough thinking about who you are and what you should do with the rest of your life.”
So . . . let me get really personal. What are you doing with your life? God has something more for you than to live and die.
This life is very brief. A vapor. But heaven lasts forever. So this life is preparation for heaven. What you do now will determine how you live for eternity. So make an investment in things that will last. Give your life to more than what you can see.
(Matthew 6:20) “But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal;