Eternity is a breath away. It's a question of which gate; heaven or hell.
The geo-political global map indicates humanity evermore in serious flux. We may be in the twilight of a passing world and Jesus will surely appear just like He said He would - like a thief in the night.
'But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up'. [2 Peter 3:10]
Fear not! The world's nuclear powers do not have a fraction of what it requires to blow up the heavens and the earth. But the text above promises total cosmic insanity, which is difficult to imagine right now. Yet the sun, astronomers tell us, has a nuclear furnace at its core. Venus, they say, is an inferno, a hell. The heavens are awash with hydrogen and helium as well as other elements in gaseous form. The galaxies, supernovas, nebula rage with vast immeasurable incendiary energy. There is sufficient raw fire in the solar system alone to fulfil the word of God.
One wonders why we are not in a stampede to rush the message of the Cross to the Four Corners; why the shop is selling most other wares but the priceless commodity. It's high time the world heard about Jesus; time to re-kindle the flames of the Gospel and to work for the Lord more zealously, more determinedly.
Dr. Hendrik Kraemer, professor of the history of Religions, University of Leiden, 1931, wrote: 'To live by the Christian faith means to have the light of eternity in one's eyes'.