- The Homeless –
by, May 29th 2012 at 03:27 PM (301 Views)
Amos 4:12, “Prepare to meet your God”
John 14:2, “In My Father’s house are many mansions”
I have seen them curled up on park benches around Chicago and Washington DC, have observed them asleep in doorways and even slumped against the walls of a New York subway. They huddle in the alleys of Los Angeles and other major cities in our country. They are the homeless, restless, furtive and often sick. I don’t know about you but to me, homelessness illustrates the human condition of a person without God. The Bible says, “All we like sheep have gone astray” (Isaiah 53:6). To deny God, as so many people do today, is to be homeless in a world He designed for His own glory.
(1) To abandon His moral law is to drift aimlessly.
(2) To deny Him is to lose all meaning.
(3) To refuse His love is to sink into the coldness of despair.
However, the answer to this human dilemma is to believe in Jesus Christ. The early church leader Augustine (354-430) said this, “Thou hast made us for Thyself, and the heart of man is restless until it finds its rest in Thee.” My friend, to trust in Jesus Christ is to come into the warm and loving family of God (John 1:12). To hope and trust in Him is to look forward to a heavenly home that will last forever (John 14:1-3), and to receive Him is to become part of his world of truth, morality, and peace.
We’re all confronted with dead-lines! Bills must be paid, licenses renewed, tax returns filed and the list goes on and on. However, there is one dead-line we all face, which is of the supreme importance. The Bible says, “It is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment” (Hebrews 9:27). In Luke 12, Jesus told a parable of a rich man who planned to build bigger barns to store all his earthly goods so that he could live out his days in pleasure and ease. But God unexpectedly announced, “Fool! This night your soul will be required of you” (Luke 12:20). Do you see that his ultimate deadline had arrived for him without Christ as Savior? If you’re reading this, are you ready to meet God? If you’ve never received Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, I would urge you do so without delay! Believe that He shed His precious blood on the cross to forgive your sins, and that He conquered death by rising from the grave. Ask Him this very moment to save you. Then you can face life’s final dead-line with complete confidence!
Life is uncertain,
Death is sure;
Sin the cause,
Christ the cure.
We are homeless until Christ is at home in our hearts.