Preacher- Come ye! Come ye! Get your ticket to Heaven!!!
Me- ooo what is heaven?? Why do I need it? And how much is it?
Preacher- Heaven is a paradise that you can spend eternity with streets paved with gold and many mansions when you die! If you don’t get the ticket, you will spend eternity in HELL. Your soul will burn for eternity! Guess what……this is for the freeski. Your ticket has all ready been paid for!!
Me- oooo give me the ticket give me the ticket! I want paradise! I want many mansions!…..Hold on what is the catch
Preacher- There is no catch you just have to believe in………
Me- o it does not matter just give me the ticket I just want my ticket to heaven.
I know what you are thinking what is this man talking about???
The question that has plagued mankind forever is, “where do we go after we die?”
We finally get the answer when ever we go to church that we can get blessings, eternal life and heaven. We ,as greedy children, say, “Give me! Give me that and more!” Never really wanting to know the person who sacrificed their life for our lives.
We often do not care about what or even who can get us into heaven. We, as selfish humans, want all the good things and somebody to save us from our situation/eternal damnation.
I mean it’s a good deal. You say a prayer and you get eternal life but, does God want people that just want to use Him for what they want?
Or does He want a relationship?
“Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.” (Rev. 3:20)
Jesus is knocking at your door and He wants to dine with you. Yes, you and me too! The same person that does not care about what He did on the cross for us because of our own selfish reasons.
You can not build a relationship with someone if you don’t know were they come from, what they have done or where they have been.
So, the question is who paid for your ticket to heaven?
Jesus The Christ. He came down from the paradise that the ticket gives us to come to a world that is fallen. He died on a cross suffering an unimaginable punishment for the wrongs that we selfish people commit on a daily. His closest friends abandoned Him. He was whipped with the whip of nine tails. His beard was plucked. He was beaten naked. He carried a 9 foot cross a mile and a half while His battered and bruised body was being spit on. He was stabbed in His side all while He was begging for God to forgive the people doing this to Him. But worst of all, He had to take and drink the full cup of God’s wrath (His hate for sin)!
Why? It is because God so loved the world, He gave His only begotten Son, so whoever shall believe shall not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16)
God displayed all that love to humans and He wants you to get to know Him.
Question to ask yourself:
Would you serve God if the punishment for not serving Him was hell?
Do you really want to know the God that died so that you can live? If so, let me know. Just leave a question or comment. Don’t be shamed!