As some of you may have heard, my father passed away last month. His name was Harold, but everyone always called him Harry. He was a good man, but he was very private in spiritual matters. What I mean by that, is that he never told us that he accepted Christ as his Savior. We did get some hints from conversations he had with people, near the end, but we just don’t know for sure. Unlike the last moments and hours of some, my father just took a nap, and didn’t wake up. So there was no opportunity to have a final talk about these things. I wish things had been a little different, but they weren’t.
I would guess that some of you here are also very private, like my father. You have your own thoughts about god, but you really don’t like to talk about it. Or, perhaps you do believe in God and Jesus, but you think that there will always be time for talking later. The Bible tells us in Romans 10:9 “If you confess with your mouth that ‘Jesus is Lord’, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved”. Such a simple thing. How could God make it any easier, and still give us a choice. I want the world to know my choice, and my hope for you is that you will share your choice with someone. It has been said, that sin separates us from God, but it is a simple choice that breaks down the barrier of sin between you and God forever, because Jesus paid the price.