Would You Follow Jesus if Heaven Was a Fairy-tale?
Today, if you will hear His voice, do not harden your hearts… Hebrews 3:15
We hear people say, "Well, get right with God—you may die." Let me change that: "Get right with God—you may live." And if you live, you can live with Jesus.
Don't get the idea that being a Christian is paying some sort of penalty to get into Heaven…like taking bad medicine to get well. You don't like the way it tastes, but you choke it down.
I would be a Christian even if there were no Heaven or Hell, just to be able to serve the Lord Jesus Christ in this life. Now, there is a Heaven and there is a Hell, but serving Jesus is so wonderful, I’d do it even if there weren’t. Jesus said, “I have come that you might have life and have it more abundantly” (John 10:10).
Oh, there are sorrows. We have troubles. Persecutions, certainly. Unsaved people have them too. But God’s child has Someone to bring his sorrows to. A Christian has a hope and a strength and looks forward to the day when there'll be no more sorrows, no more suffering, when Jesus takes every tear and turns it to a pearl; the day He takes every hurt and turns it to a hallelujah.
We have a loving Savior. How wonderful to know the Lord Jesus Christ in this life. Every day with Jesus is sweeter than the day before. Get right with God now, because you may live.
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