Some call home a shady spot in the sun baked African desert, others in crowded and filthy ghettos while many live in the steamy rain forests of South America. There are also the fortunate, living in ocean front villas, high rise condominiums and destinations built for the wealthy and privileged. Home is where traditions are born, friends are made and futures are shaped. Regardless of status we must all start somewhere.
Home is where our story begins. Mine began in a friendly, storybook town on the East Coast. It was located in a picturesque area of woodlands and lakes offering the perfect setting for this aspiring dreamer.
When your earthy visit comes to its final conclusion have you decided in which home to begin your eternal journey? Unlike your birthplace you have a choice where to reside; whether it is in the fiery pit of agony or being surrounded by the heavenly borders of warmth and love.
Not long ago I watched a program about people being part of and witnessing the after-life experience. I confess to not subscribing to everyone’s story but it does make for interesting viewing. I was however fascinated by one man who, during his interview, told of seeing burning and screaming figures attempting to escape the flaming abyss only to be thrown back time after time. He also said he saw them pleading for water, even a single drop, but were denied with hisses and scorn. Can you imagine this happening 24/7 during your everlasting stay? Scary to say the least!
God, in His infinite wisdom fashioned two separate journeys, one for the saved and the other for the lost. The Bible teaches there is only one guaranteed and sure way to enter the holy gates of salvation,
“Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life,
but whoever rejects the Son will not see life,
for God’s wrath remains on them.”
What’s your choice?