I gaze out my window on the world this morning. The sky is cast over with clouds, but I know that the sun is shining above them, because I remember the first airplane flight I took. The airplane sat on the ground at the Denver airport; the snow was coming down rapidly and was beginning to pile up on the wing of the plane. The snow flakes were big, soft and feathery like. I was young and did not worry, I had never flown before so it never occurred to me that takeoff might be a problem.
The pilot announced that we were going to de-icing; we would take off shortly after that. Soon a greenish colored liquid was being sprayed all over the airplane and when that was done we began to taxi to the runway.
The plane was cleared for takeoff. The mighty engines roared and we lifted off into the snow-filled sky. Ascending higher and higher we broke through the cloud cover into the bluest blue sky I had ever seen. I had an epiphany moment. The clouds that from the bottom looked so dark and ominous, on top looked like mounds of cotton. Oh how we need to remember that things are not always as they appear.
When you are going anywhere you must know your destination. We would call a person foolish who said he was going to Chicago and headed toward San Francisco. Would it not also be considered strange to go by motorcycle to Alaska via Canada in the dead of Winter?
Transportation and Destination, two very important issues if you are going somewhere.
As I looked out my window this morning I saw an older man, who with the help of a cane walked to his mailbox, I thought, “A child is born into the world, he begins his journey through life and ends up in a body that does not function and eventually dies. The man then goes to the destination that he chose while he lived on the Earth.”
Our physical body is our transportation while we live on planet Earth. Most of us take our body for granted; as young people old age and death are not on our radar. A lot of us abuse our bodies with substances that do not aid, benefit or help our bodies to be strong and full of life.
How often do we stop to think about what we are eating? The food we eat is the fuel that gives our body energy. The maker of our bodies designed the body to operate on certain foods. Many things that taste good to our mouth are not good for our body. I call these things, “entertainment for the mouth”.
Don’t get me wrong, I indulge in “bad” fuel occasionally, but today as I looked at life with a telescope interest, I can see how wrong fuel will cause malfunction, and if continued in practice, will result in the breakdown of the body and may eventually bring premature death.
I fully realize that it is natural, that death is part of the cycle of life; there are cycles for everything. My point is that many of us are hastening that process by what we put in our mouth and that may lead to an early death…some of us are oblivious to that fact. The body we live in is our transportation, let’s do a better job in 2015 of taking care of it.
Now, let’s look at destination. If you have been following my blog for a time now, you know that I am passionate for people to know the love of God and the form that love was expressed to the earth through…..His only begotten, not created Son, Yeshua, born in Bethlehem in the land allotted to the tribe of Judah, because He was of the house and lineage of that tribe, His surrogate father and his mother, both being of that tribe.
He was raised in the city of Nazareth in order that prophecy might be fulfilled, and His ministry of three years was in and around the Galilee region, though He traveled to other places as well. His death had to take place in Jerusalem as the prophets predicted and it did, and so did His resurrection from the dead.
Yeshua, Jesus, was a Jewish man, He kept the Sabbath holy and He kept the feasts of the Lord. The Bible says, “He came to His own and His own received Him not.” God planned to reach the Gentiles and He used a Pharisee (religious) named Saul, converted and renamed Paul, to bring that to pass.
Today, 2015, converted Gentiles await the second coming of Jesus to the Earth. The Jews await the arrival of their Messiah; they do not believe that he is Yeshua/Jesus. They will see, as the Bible says, and they “will mourn as he who mourns for the loss of his only son.”, but not before a “whole lot of shaking going on”.
Choices are made every day, some good, which bring good results, and some bad, which bring bad results. The choice of destination, made by every human being that ever lived on planet Earth, will and does determine where he or she will spend eternity. The Bible teaches only two destinations: Heaven or Hell.
Joshua set before the people of Israel a choice, “See, I have set before you life and death, therefore, choose life that you may live,”
I have set before you a choice. If you choose to believe and receive Jesus as your Savior and Lord your destination at death will be Heaven. That, my friend, is life! If you choose to live for your body or your soul, you will die in your sin and your destination will be Hell, forever separated from all that is God and good. You will never know love and acceptance, there will be no peace for you only torment with no let up. I would not wish that on the most evil person alive.
May you know the blessing of sweet fellowship with the Lord your God, who loves you so much that He gave His life that you might live with Him forever. May you know The Truth, may you be converted and live your life on planet earth in preparation for your destination: Heaven. This is my prayer.
In Him, Joy