2015 has been a hectic year for Europe as it struggles to deal with the migrants crisis. People from war-torn countries make their journey by sea, risking everything to seek refuge in Europe. They believe that they will find rest in Europe. One survivor who was interviewed said “I will never give up struggling to enter because I just can’t go back. There is nothing good back there.”
According to Eurostat, the number of people seeking asylum from non-EU countries in the EU-28 during the second quarter of 2015 reached 213,200. Information I have from United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) website indicates that at least 1.66 million people submitted applications for asylum in 2014. This figure is the highest level ever recorded and I can project that a new record will be set this year.
The World is coming to an end and these events should prompt us that very soon Jesus will come for His saints. A lot of time, we feel that we have got enough time to prepare for Christ’ second coming but we forget that death, which is an enemy of God, knocks at people’s door everyday. The figures presented shows people who want to find resting place for the body, and I have been thinking about the fact that people pay no or little attention to life after death. We struggle to keep the body safe yet this life is but for a moment. It fades away like the morning fog.
In James 4:14, the scripture says that “How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow? Your life is like the morning fog–it’s here a little while, then it’s gone.“
Have you found a Resting place for your soul?
Do you know where you would spend eternity should God calls you today?
The good news is that we do not have to cross the Mediterranean in order to find rest. We do not need to hustle in order to file application to seek asylum for our souls as Jesus Christ, The Only Son of God, has made it simpler for mankind. John 3:16 (AMP) says that “For God so [greatly] loved and dearly prized the world, that He [even] gave His [One and] only begotten Son, so that whoever believes and trusts in Him[as Savior] shall not perish, but have eternal life”
Jesus said that in John 14:6 that “I am the [only] Way [to God] and the [real] Truth and the [real] Life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.“
Jesus is the Only Way through which you can find a resting place for your soul. People are fleeing war-torn areas to save their lives. Others are leaving poverty-stricken countries in search for a better life. The question now is what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?
And since this world is reserved for fire, wouldn’t it be wise on our part to seek refuge while there is life? Wouldn’t it be wise decision to shun the pleasures of this world and consecrate our lives for Jesus? Wouldn’t it be wise decision to sound the trumpet loud to warn people of the wrath of God that would be poured on mankind? Today is the day we have, tomorrow might be too late.
If you don’t know Jesus, accept Him now as your Savior while there is life. He is the Only Way to God and the real Truth and the real Life. You cannot be saved except through Him. Say this prayer “My Father in Heaven, I confess that Jesus is Lord and I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I accept Jesus as my Lord and Savior. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.” Congratulation! You are part of God’s family. Find a church around you and join other believers who will help you grow in your new life. God bless you. You could also send me mail via firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are a believer and you are losing your footing, remember that a half-done job deserves no pay therefore serve the Lord right so that you will receive your crown. Be encouraged to deny the pleasure to gain the treasure. Confess your sins to God. He understands your weakness and He is ready to forgive you because of Jesus Christ. It will be a great joy to see you in Heaven
God Bless Us