Every person on earth has a choice to make, the path to life or the one leading to death and eternal separation from God. When I was a new graduate from college and had just gotten my first teaching job, I moved away from home into my first apartment. There was a lady living next door to me who was nice but kind of pushy. We arrived home from work about the same time each day and Verna would always say something about God and Jesus loving me and how I needed to be saved. Finally, in exasperation, I asked her how to be saved. She told me to read the Book of John and gave me a copy of a Bible to read. Well, it was Friday night and my fiancé wasn’t coming that evening, so I settled in to read. I read until the wee hours of the morning, and about 2-3 A.M., I fell to my knees, recognized that I am a sinner and asked Jesus to come into my life. That’s where my journey on the right path began, with a talkative neighbor who wanted to make sure that my soul was headed to Heaven. How many people do we pass on the streets or see in the stores daily or at work who need to know about Jesus? But we don’t tell them because we are afraid of being rejected. Well, Jesus was rejected, yet He still died for us. I pray that God will help me to be bolder and to show others the pathway to life, just as Verna did for me over forty years ago. Now I know that when I die I will go to be with the Lord. But I want to tell others so that they can be with the Lord, too. I am a naturally shy person and talking to strangers does not come easily to me, but I want to help others to know the Lord so that they can have a hope for their future, safe in the knowledge of Jesus Christ as their Savior. I write this blog in the hope that others will see it and know the love and saving grace of Jesus. We have to choose the path that we walk on, either one of life or one that leads to death and destruction. God has shown us the pathway to life and to joy…but we have to take the steps to salvation. The Roman Road is in the Scripture. I encourage you to read Romans 1:16, Romans 3:23, Romans 5:23, Romans 6:23 and Romans 10:10. Prayerfully consider the life you are living now and the life that Jesus gave so that you could have eternal life. Then say a prayer asking for His forgiveness and for Him to come into your heart. You can be born again into the family of God. Why would you choose the path to death when you can choose life?
Visuals are from the You Version App of the Holy Bible.