He was quite an ordinary man sitting in a train with his nose buried in a paper. Suddenly as the train was just leaving a station, he looked up with dismay on
his face; as though uncertain what to do next. He shot forward to the edge of his seat, then realising that there was nothing he could do, he quietly folded
his paper and sat back.
To anyone watching the drama it was obvious what had happened; he had missed his station. Why? He had been too busy with what he had been doing
to think of where he was going.
And of course he is not alone in this; there are millions in the world who are the same. Business executives caught up in the rat race: housewives engrossed with the daily round of bringing up a family: students immersed in studies and the
shaping of a career, all these, and many more, are running the same risk – they are too busy with what they are doing to think of where they are going.
Doubtless they intend to think out this whole question of life, its meaning, and what follows. But the years slip by, and this year finds them no better prepared
than they were last year.Andrew Maxwell (MAXLL1)PURVIS, MAXINE GEORGINA (PURDN6)
Are you like that? Are there things that so absorb you that you are letting these weighty considerations have second place or even no place at all? If so, listen to this most searching of all questions, “What shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world,
and lose his own soul?”1
Nothing material, nor any achievement, can ever compensate you for the loss of this most precious of all possessions, your soul. To find yourself in eternity
unprepared will cause not just a moment’s dismay but an endless remorse. It is the supreme disaster.
Far better then to have the matter settled here and now. God says, “I have set before you life and death
.. . therefore choose life.” 2 The way of death is to be so involved with this world and what it has to offer, that you make no preparation for your inevitable departure from it.
The way of life is embodied in the acceptance of a person, Jesus Christ, who said, “I am the way, the truth, and the LIFE.”3
When will you accept Him?
(I) Mark 8:36 (2) Deuteronomy 30:19 (3) John 14:6 Archie