Saturday, May 15, 2010

In a Blink of an Eye

People tend to be delusional when they are in the zenith of their success. They think they are more powerful than their Creator. Being in a good shape, we think we are capable of doing things without dying. With fame, success, money and popularity; we called ourselves "god" and became misguided. I have friends who say they don't need God and they can do it themselves. But whether you admit it or not. There is an empty space in your heart not fame, nor, success, nor money nor popularity. That's the time you search for the truth; experimenting with drugs, sex and other pleasure that you think can complete you - saying you do not need nor believe God.

Death is certain but the Bible speaks about untimely death! Other people think they are too young to die, they are too healthy to die or they are do good to die. Sad to say you are not completely in charge of yourself. Death is inevitable. Are you ready to face your MAKER?

Make a personal reflection about this.

It is written in the Bible "Be not deceived; God is not mocked. For whatsoever a man sow, that shall he also reap. (Galatians 6:7)

Here are some men and women who mocked and Did NOT believe in God :

John Lennon (Singer): Some years before, during his interview with an American Magazine, he said: 'Christianity will end, it will disappear. I do not have to argue about that. I am certain. Jesus was ok, but his subjects were too simple, today we are more famous than Him' (1966). Lennon, after saying that the Beatles were more famous than Jesus Christ, was shot six times.

Tancredo Neves (President of Brazil): During the Presidential campaign, he said if he got 500,000 votes from his party, not even God would remove him from Presidency. Sure he got the votes, but he got sick a day before being made President, then he died.

Cazuza (Bi-sexual Brazilian composer, singer and poet): During A show in Canecio (Rio de Janeiro), while smoking his cigarette, he puffed out some smoke into the air and said: 'God, that's for you..' He died at the age of 32 of LUNG CANCER in a horrible manner.

The man who built the Titanic after the construction of Titanic, a reporter asked him how safe the Titanic would be. With an ironic tone he said: 'Not even God can sink it' The result: I think you all know what happened to the Titanic.

Marilyn Monroe (Actress). She was visited by Billy Graham during a presentation of a show. He said the Spirit of God had sent him to preach to her. After hearing what the Preacher had to say, she said: 'I don't need your Jesus'. A week later, she was found dead in her apartment.

Bon Scott (Singer). The ex-vocalist of the AC/DC. On one of his 1979 songs he sang: 'Don't stop me; I'm going down all the way, down the highway to hell'. On the 19th of February 1980, Bon Scott was found dead, he had been choked by his own vomit.

Campinas (In 2005) In Campinas, Brazil, a group of friends, drunk, went to pick up a friend. The mother accompanied her to the car and was so worried about the drunkenness of her friends and she said to the daughter holding her hand, who was already seated in the car: 'My Daughter, Go With God And May He Protect You.' She responded: 'Only If He (God) Travels In The Trunk, Cause Inside Here. .It's Already Full'. Hours later, news came by that they had been involved in a fatal accident, everyone had died, the car could not be recognized what type of car it had been, but surprisingly, the trunk was intact. The police said there was no way the trunk could have remained intact. To their surprise, inside the trunk was a crate of eggs, none was broken.

Christine Hewitt (Jamaican Journalist and entertainer) said the Bible (Word of God) was the worst book ever written. In June 2006 she was found burnt beyond recognition in her motor vehicle.

And, just last month, we had a Bible study at a church member's house. She invited their neighbor across the street. Unfortunately, they refused the invitation and chose to go to the festive activity in my place that night. After the Bible study, we heard an ambulance siren; the church member even said that we should check it so that we can help. I was joking saying I am a oncology nurse and what will I do with them...chemo them and we laughed. The next day a friend of my church member went to say something to the church member that the guy across their street got hit by a "tricycle" (pedicab) together with their househelpers. Drastically, the guy died and one of the helpers' femur cracked. In that tricycle, there are 7 passengers and out of 7 only the 3 of them got hit and got injured. In that junction, the church member told me those are the 3 persons who refused to listen to God's Word.

Many more important people have forgotten that there is no other name that was given so much authority as the name of Jesus. Many have died, but only Jesus died and rose again, and He is still alive.

Jesus Christ is the only person who can vacuum that empty space in your heart. No one can. Jesus said I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father but my ME. John 14:6

Fame, success, money, beauty, and popularity. These I can consider temporal. God is offering us permanent and eternal gift that no one can give. All you have to do is ask Him to be your Saviour and Lord. The Bible says as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment. Hebrews 9:27

You can me be an arrogant and smug about what you have and what you can do. But then, death is inevitable. God can take your life in a blink of an eye. TAKE NOTE