When I was in elementary school at Escambia Christian School a local church puppet team would come every so often and perform during chapel. I do not recall all their shows, but one sticks in my mind – well part of it. The narrator posed the question, “What if . . ? Then the puppets would act out scenes depicting a “what if” scenario. The one particular thought I remember is this: A puppet dressed as Col. William Prescott commands his army at Bunker Hill, “Don’t fire until you see the whites of their eyes.” As the patriots sit and wait, the British soldier puppets march in wearing sunglasses. I still laugh (at least chuckle) when I remember that scene.
But what if . . .
- What if today were your last day?
- What if the Lord were to return today?
- What if? Would you be ready? Would you know without a doubt that you would spend eternity with Him in heaven?
1 John 5:13, “I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God that you may know that you have eternal life.” We can know. We can have confidence.
Yet our sin separates us from God. My sin separates me from God and your sin separates you from God. (Isa 59:2). We need a way back to God. That way is His Son – “Jesus said to him, ” I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6). When we are in Christ we can have confidence in our home in heaven.
Are you in Christ? Consider the words of Paul, ” . . . for in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith. For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you are Christ ‘s, then you are Abraham’ s offspring, heirs according to promise.” (Gal 3:26-29 emphasis added by me – BSMc).
What if you gave your life to God today?