Adverts for funeral plans and wills seem at the moment to be all over the place. There is a lot of money being spent encouraging people in their golden years to prepare for their death.
Make sure your affairs are in order, they say. Make sure that your funeral is planned and paid for so that your relatives don’t have the stress. Make sure your will is written, so that you protect the inheritance you leave.
So, you look after your family, but what about YOU? Are you preparing for your eternity?
People generally ignore their souls, they ridicule those of us who are followers of Christ. They (rightly) point out that people who don’t believe are often as ‘good’ as those that do. They think that being ‘good’ is what entitles you to go to heaven. Though what they mean by ‘good’ and ‘heaven’ is not a clear cut as first appears.
But what they don’t realise is this: If you don’t want anything to do with God in life, He is too much of a gentleman to force you to spend an eternity in his presence. If you want to ‘go to heaven’, YOU make that choice. God does NOT ‘send people to hell’, what God does is recognise and honour your choice. He gives you the information you need to make that choice and then it’s down to you. It’s YOUR choice, not His.
What choice have you made?
When you stand before God, how will you fare?
Is your name written in the lamb’s book of life?
Prepare practically for your death by all means, it is important and it can demonstrate care and love for your family.
But don’t just prepare for the practical consequences of your death, prepare for the ultimate spiritual consequence.