All around the world, people are watching out of control wildfires in California. News reports are coming in as fast as the fire spreads, new areas are being hit with consuming flames. Sadly we can see that people have abandon their homes, cars and possessions to escape the surrounding fires, some didn’t make it out in time, they most likely went in the wrong direction and perished a horrible death. Burns are the worst pain anyone can suffer.
As people escape the forces of fire they cannot see what is around them as fire is spreading at a rapid rate they can’t see where to run. In the intense heat, firefighters and volunteers are trying to find survivors, hoping to contain flames as winds kick up the flames. Some of us watching are holding our breath, praying for them, hoping for survivors to emerge.
But this isn’t just about the fires in California, what would you do if you knew the way out?
These are some things to think about:
Everything that you possess with perish someday, everything.
Time goes on, generations will pass and what was, will be forgotten.
What you try so hard to become in this world won’t hold eternal significance.
Are your possessions more important?
What do you prioritize in your day?
Do you spend time praying for yourself or others?
But this is important:
Your eternal life with Christ should be held closer, thought about and prayed for.
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.
So now you know the way, this is what Jesus tells us in the Gospel of Matthew:
“As the weeds are pulled up and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of the age. The Son of Man will send out his angels, and they will weed out of his kingdom everything that causes sin and all who do evil. They will throw them into the blazing furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
This is written not to try to convince you to go to church, or to be a perfect person, we all sin and fall short of the glory of God, but that’s why Jesus went to the cross for you, so that you don’t come ashamed, but come to Him in prayer, repenting of the wrong you have done and wanting to know Him better, so He may enter your life to show you joy and peace that you didn’t know existed, Jesus shows you compassion, love and escape from the eternal flames of fire.
It’s your decision.
The Christian Writer