Just some early morning thoughts from me to you…

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.”
John 3: 16-17 (NIV)

“If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by openly declaring your faith that you are saved.”
Romans 10: 9-10 (NLT)

Look here, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we are going to a certain town and will stay there a year. We will do business there and make a profit.” How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow? Your life is like the morning fog—it’s here a little while, then it’s gone.
James 3: 13-14 (NLT)

Scripture passages and pathways full of promise, while also reminding us that time is short.

Pathways full of hope for all the todays and tomorrows in our life which we have left here on earth. 

Pathways through all the struggles, tears, illness, heartaches, anxiety, setbacks, and uncertainty which at times overwhelms us.

And with the promise of that eternal pathway which is available to us, for our next life into forever.

When you saw the billboard, the question immediately got your attention—

“Are you worried about dying?”

Followed by its own thought-provoking answer—

“Don’t. You will live forever. All you have to worry about is location, location, location.”

And then this statement of truth on the next billboard—

“There is absolutely nothing more important in your life right now than making sure that you know Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior.”

Now those will tend to stop you right in your tracks. And get you to thinking, at least for a moment. 

But too often we tend to leave those for another day to think about, forgetting, as James the brother of Jesus reminds us, that we are not promised tomorrow.

To consider our relationship with Jesus Christ. 

To settle once and for all, His place in our lives and hearts, and the location of our life after our time here on earth, and into eternity.

During his lifetime on earth, the Reverend Billy Graham often shared—

“Some day you will read or hear that Billy Graham is dead. Don’t you believe a word of it. I shall be more alive than I am now. I will just have changed my address. I will have gone into the presence of God.”

The beautiful song written by Matt Redman and others, “One Day (When We All Get to Heaven)” shares these words of promise—

“One day You’ll make everything new, Jesus.
One day You will bind every wound, the former things shall all pass away.
No more tears.
One day You’ll make sense of it all, Jesus. 
One day every question resolved, every anxious thought left behind.
No more fear.
When we all get to heaven, what a day of rejoicing that will be.
When we all see Jesus, we’ll sing and shout the victory.
Yes, one day we will see face to face, Jesus.
Is there a greater vision of grace?
And in a moment, we shall be changed,
On that day”

The way ahead is clear. The pathway to see Jesus face to face. 

The pathway to eternal life with Christ.

The time is short—nothing more important than to assure our One Day in eternity. 


In His Name–Scott


Be lifted by this performance of “One Day (When We All Get to Heaven)” by the California Baptist University Choir and Orchestra.