Time is something that so easily slips away from us. Before we know it, another day has past and when we look again, an entire life time has past. I am amazed at how we take time for granted, always thinking there will be time for important events, such as time with family, getting to the doctor and most of all, knowing where we stand with the Lord.
C.S. Lewis in his work The Screwtape Letters writes, “THERE IS A LEGEND about Satan and his imps planning their strategy for attacking the world that’s hearing the message of salvation. One of the demons says, “I’ve got the plan master, when I get on the earth and take charge of people’s thinking, I’ll tell them there’s no heaven?”
The devil responds, “Ah, they’ll never believe that. This Book of Truth is full of messages about the hope of heaven through sins forgiven. They won’t believe that. They know there’s a glory yet future.”
On the other side of the room another says, “I’ve got the plan. I’ll tell ’em there’s no hell”
“No good,” he says. “Jesus, while He was on earth, talked more of hell than of heaven. They know in their hearts that their wrong will have to be taken care of in some way. They deserve nothing more than hell.” And one brilliant little imp in the back stood up and said, “Then I know the answer. I’ll just tell them there’s no hurry.” And he’s the one Satan chose.”
Although C.S. Lewis writes fictitiously concerning Satan, he does not concerning the Bible, and his point is well taken. The Bible tells us that we are to be “making the most of our time, because the days are evil. So then do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.” Ephesians 5:16-17. No one denies that there is evil in the world. What is denied is that we are all sinners and will be judged for our sin.
If we think that we will be good enough to stand before God, we are sadly mistaken. Only the righteous will stand, and the only way we can become righteous, is in Jesus. He was made sin, that is, took upon himself our sin on the cross, paying a debt that we could not, that we could become righteous – 2 Corinthians 5:21. Only the righteous in Christ will stand. The question is, on that day when you are ushered into eternity, will you be able to stand righteous before God? It is only in Christ. Don’t come up short on time.
If you like to know more about God’s forgiveness, we would love to speak with you. Call us at 425-432-0634, or contact us at www.taylorcreekchurch.org. You may also join us each Sunday 9 AM for Sunday School, and 10:15 AM for Worship. We are located at: 21110 244th Ave. S.E., Maple Valley.