The biggest news story of this past week was the death of legendary pop star Michael Jackson. At 50 years of age, the "King of Pop" dropped dead, shocking not only the United States, but the entire world. This article is not about judging Michael Jackson. The goal of this article is to make us think about our own lives. You see, Michael Jackson has now passed into eternity. What happens to him there is in the hands of God. None of us knows what was truly in his heart or where he truly stood with Jesus Christ. But the truth is that all of the fame, all of the money and all of the possessions that Michael Jackson had accumulated are not doing him one ounce of good now. So why do we chase so feverishly after such things ourselves?
We will all be faced with our own mortality someday.
I want you to consider the two lines below:
The first line is a couple of inches long.
The second line, however, does not stop at the end of the page. The arrow on the end of it signifies that it keeps going.
Imagine that it keeps running off your computer screen and out of the room and down the hall. Then imagine that it gets in your car and drives to a nearby city. Then imagine that it gets on a plane and flies over to Japan. Then imagine it gets on a boat and heads over to Saudi Arabia. Then imagine that it get on another plane and comes back to your house and back into the room where your computer is.
But the line is still not done. Then it leaves once again and it circles the world 50 million more times, comes back and tells you that it is done warming up and now it is ready to really get going.
Are you starting to get the picture?
The first line is how most people view life. They are born, they go to school, they get married, they get a job, they retire and then they die.
The second line is how Christians view life. When Christians die, they know that eternity lies beyond that.
You see, the Scriptures tell us that God gives eternal life to those who put their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. John 3:36 says this:
Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God's wrath remains on him.
For those who have passed on and are not in heaven, what do you think they wish they could have traded from their earthly life in order to have eternal life?
In Matthew 16:26, Jesus told us this.....
What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul? Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul?
Would would you give in exchange for eternal life?
But the truth is that eternal life is free.
Jesus Christ died on the cross to pay for your sins, and the Scriptures say that if you will receive Him into your life and ask Him to forgive your sins, He will give you eternal life.
The ultimate happy ending.
And it is absolutely true.
If you have read the rest of this blog, then you are aware of some of the evidence that we have been documenting that shows that Christianity is absolutely true.
Jesus Christ really is the Son of God.
He really did die on the cross to pay the penalty for your sins.
If you ask Him into your life, He really will become your Savior and Lord.
If you would like to ask Jesus into your life, the following is a suggested prayer. Pray this with all of your heart and Jesus will come into your life and will give you eternal life:
"Lord Jesus, I need You. Thank You for dying on the cross for my sins. I open the door of my life and receive You as my Savior and Lord. Thank You for forgiving my sins and giving me eternal life. Take control of the throne of my life. Make me the kind of person You want me to be."
If you have any questions or if you would like more information please leave a comment to this post. Our hope is that this post and this blog will help as many people as possible find eternal life through our Lord Jesus Christ.