Wednesday, May 14, 2014
The end of May brings high school graduation and excitement fills the the house. We make all sorts of arrangements to celebrate the passage of our youth from high school into the next phase of their lives. Our oldest grand daughter will graduate in two days. It seems like only yesterday that we were holding a 5lb 3oz bundle of joy and taking pictures of the newest arrival. She has plans to attend college and then become a teacher. She loves being around children and has always had a knack for getting them in a group and teaching them something. She's going to be a great teacher one of these days. It is important to plan for the future. It's even more important to plan for eternity.
While our body may be finite and have a life here on earth, soul is eternal and it will spend eternity somewhere. The Bible tells us that those who call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. They will spend an eternity in heaven, living in a place especially prepared for them by the Savior. Those who fail to acknowledge Christ as the Son of God and refuse His salvation will spend eternity in a place prepared for Satan and his demons. Eventually they will be cast into a lake of fire that the Bible describes as the second death. I would not wish that second death on anyone, but many will choose this option by simply failing to see the truth that is in Jesus Christ. We choose where we will spend eternity by accepting or rejecting the salvation provided by our Creator. I choose life eternal.