PYTHAGORAS is credited with the saying
“Choices are the hinges of destiny.”
We are faced with choices every day. Not all will change our destiny.
While many can have very serious consequences, we are thankful to have the right to make our choices.
Raindrops have no choice where they land.
Did you know that two drops of rain, falling together, can be separated by 3000 MILES?
It is true. The wind determines the fate of raindrops which fall on the roof of a building in USA. Drops which fall onto one side of the roof flow into Lake Eerie, thence into the St Lawrence River and on into the Atlantic Ocean. Drops which fall on the other side of the roof trickle from rivulet to river, to the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers and into the Gulf of Mexico.
The two drops are then 3000 miles apart!
There is little doubt that the choices we make in life have a huge bearing on the quality of life that follows. We think of bad marriages, drug addicts, alcoholics. We think of lost opportunities through bad decisions. We think of decisions to choose the wrong friends, to “go with the crowd” or to give in to peer pressure and do the wrong thing. We’ve all made wrong decisions. Thankfully, we can also remember RIGHT decisions which also have the capacity to change the quality of our lives for the better.
At this time of the year, as we think of the Creator God sending His Son to earth,
as He promised thousands of years previously,
we are caused to think of the REASON Christ came.
He came to seek and to save.
He came to give His life a ransom for many.
He came to pay the penalty for my sin (and your sin).
No matter what decisions face us through life;
no matter how BIG those decisions might be,
the BIGGEST decision of our whole life
will be/has been the answer to the question:
“What have you done with Jesus Christ?”
That decision – the decision to accept or reject Christ (and there is no neutral) – means a separation of not just 3000 miles,
but a separation of all eternity
and that separation is the difference between
eternal joy and eternal torment.
Choose you this day whom you will serve
How shall we escape if we neglect so great salvation?
AMEN! – and may we be constantly willing to be His vessels to speak of the Good News.
Our coming to faith in Christ is the most important issue that we must deal with during the course of our lives. May God use this holiday season to remind all of us of our sin and the coming of His Son to earth to give salvation to His people.
“And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.”