Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Words of Comfort: Our holding cell.


I saw a movie when I was seven years old that scared the living daylights out of me. It was called "The Scarlet Pimpernel."  It was about the French Revolution and at one point a group of ugly ladies sat around the guillotine waiting for people to have their heads lopped off. When the chopper came down they would cackle like witches, and knit another stitch onto their already very long scarves. 

I remember thinking "Imagine what it was like for those a poor victims, waiting in a holding cell for that fearful blade to come down and sever them from the land of the living.

However, as I matured I began to see that all of humanity is in a holding cell, waiting for the chopper to come down. The "holding cell" is large, with a big blue roof, good lighting and air-conditioned, but this life is still a holding cell until death severs us from the land of the living. 

Thank God that He's rich in mercy and offers a reprieve to all who are condemned to death. If you want to wait around for the chopper to come down, then offer your weak excuses and argue about things that don't matter. It's your life. But if you are interested in everlasting life, check out www.needGod.com 

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