Good directions

Think a minute…A man from the city was taking a drive out in the country and got lost, so he stopped to ask a farmer for directions: “Where is the main highway to the city?” The farmer answered: “I don’t know.” 

The driver asked: “Well, where does this road go?” Again the farmer answered: “I don’t know.” Frustrated, the driver said to the farmer: “You don’t know much, do you?” The farmer answered: “No, but I ain’t the one who’s lost!”

It reminds me of the true story about the scientific genius Albert Einstein. He was taking a trip on a train. The clerk came through asking for everybody’s ticket, but Einstein could not find his. He quickly searched through his pockets and suitcase. Recognizing the famous scientist, the clerk kindly said: “It’s OK, Mr. Einstein, I know who you are.”

A few minutes later the ticket clerk saw Einstein still looking for his ticket. Again he said: “It’s OK, Mr Einstein, I know who you are!” Einstein replied: “Young man, I know who I am! I need my ticket because I don’t know where I’m going!” Einstein was famous for being a truly absent-minded professor.

The well-known preacher Billy Graham spoke at an important ceremony. He told the audience that he had bought a brand new suit just for that special occasion. Since he was now old and frail, he told the audience he did not expect to be attending any more public ceremonies like this, so he probably would not wear his new suit again until he would be buried in it. “However,” Billy Graham went on to say, “unlike Albert Einstein, I not only know who I am, I know where I’m going.” 

On another occasion Billy Graham famously said: “Someday 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.” No doubt this is exactly what happened when Billy Graham was taken home to heaven by his Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ, on February 21, 2018.

Jesus made it crystal clear that everyone lives forever, and our death is just a doorway into two very different places: Heaven or Hell. But it is the road I am taking now by the way I live daily that determines which of those two places will be where I live forever.

A Danish proverb says: “Better to ask twice than to lose your way once.” The great news is that as long as you are still breathing, you can change roads and the direction you are going.

With all of your heart, you must ask and trust God the Son to forgive you for all of your sins and living your own way; and then ask Him to become your Lord so you can start living His way.

This is because Jesus declared and demonstrated that He is the only way. Only then can you have the true, total peace that you know exactly where you are going, even if you suddenly go through death’s door today. So why risk another day? Sincerely ask Jesus to become your Savior and Lord right now—and forever.

Just think a minute…

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