When does the Clock STOP?
My Maternal Great Grandmother – died at age 34; Maternal Great Grandfather – died at 62; Maternal Grandmother – died at 57; Maternal Grandfather – died at 38; Mother – died at age 55; Mother’s sister – died at 89; my only girl cousin died at 60; my only boy cousin died at 62; my Brother – died at age 70.
Paternal Great Grandmother – died at age 98; Paternal Great Grandfather – died at 37; Paternal Grandmother – died at 77; Paternal Grandfather – died at 42; Father – died at 89; Father’s Uncle – died at age 89.
And, me – well, I’m still vertical at 79.
In actuality… there were many ‘long-living ancestors’ on both side of my family. In support of that… I had a dream a few months back… where an Angel appeared to me (if one can believe… a Talking Dog – from heaven) … telling me that I would live to age 104, and my dear bride to 94. Sounds good to me.
My point here, is… we don’t when the ‘clock will STOP.’
But our problem is… many of us live like we know something that others don’t know… you know… an ‘inside track.’ We live fearlessly. We live like we have… all the ‘time in the world’ to make AMENDS. We live… like there is ‘No God in Heaven.’ We live, as if… there is ‘no accounting’ for our deeds… our wrong-doings. We live the ‘worldly life’… catering to our every whim… The Follywood Mentality… anything goes. We make every attempt to live life to the fullest… no matter who we hurt along the way… or, the ultimate COST.
Ah…. But there IS an accounting. We can believe satan… or we can believe Jesus. The choice is ours to make. While it is TRUE that Jesus died on the cross… thereby, assuming ALL of our SINS. We are told in Colossians 2:13…“God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins”
We MUST BELIEVE that JESUS died for our sins. We must still… REPENT and ATONE for our sins. We must, too, believe that Jesus AROSE from the Dead. We must believe that He will RETURN in the Second Coming. St. Paul tells us in 2 Corinthians 5:21… “God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.”
So, the question many ask, is: Why is there… this Second Coming, and Judgement? This is because God wants to REWARD those who ‘went the extra mile,’ by doing His will…. Following his Commandments. The Apostle Matthews says in Matthew 25:23 …“Well done, good and faithful servant…. Come and share your master’s happiness!”
Do we want a ‘share in His Eternal Happiness?’ Or… do we want to spend eternity with the ‘worldly king’… satan? Regardless… we all will be held ACCOUNTABLE.
Did we ‘Love our neighbor as Our Self?’
We humans will die …at all stages of life… all ages… for all kinds of reasons. Do we want to die in the ‘Grace of God,’ or… in bed with satan?
This is not just a religious statement… it is a BASIC approach to life. To do good. To love, clothe, and feed mankind… our neighbor. To treat our employees, our co-workers, our children, our friends…and our family members… with love and respect; and… with kindness and joy. This is NOT rocket science… rather, it is The Science of LOVE… with a SMILE.
Blessings to ALL… as we approach Thanksgiving… maybe we can apply some BASICS…. Cjlb… 11/6/2018.