What it is to die with no hope, to lay in the bed of death on the brink of eternity in horrifying anguish of what is to come.
I have heard many commentaries of those poor souls in such a position, souls who lived their lives pursuing the desires of their hearts and leaving God in the attics of their minds or refuting His existence entirely.
Each life has ended in the same way, in terrifying realization of the eternal darkness and the abandonment from God that is to come.
One example is that of the famous writer, historian, and philosopher Voltaire.
Here was a man who claimed that he would single handedly destroy Christianity and devoted his life to persecuting the church of Christ.
The following is a commentary from the physician who cared for Voltaire on his death bed. And I quote,
“The physician, waiting up with Voltaire at his death, said that he cried out with utter desperation, “I am abandoned by God and man. I will give you half of what I am worth if you will give me six months of life. Then I shall go to hell and you will go with me, oh, Christ, oh, Jesus Christ!”
The truth is that none of us are promised tomorrow and whether you are waiting for the opportune moment to turn to Christ or have written Him off completely, the time may be coming where it is too late..
“Come to me all who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest.”
He desires that no man shall perish and offers eternal life to all those who turn from their sins and call on His name!
What a wonderful promise we have here to know that we do not have to face death alone if we are His own!
Give your life to Christ today and leave behind the burden of fear and doubt, let Him fill you with the peace that surpasses understanding and He will give you assurance of life even when death comes knocking at your door!
Make wise with your eternal well being and serve Him as if it were your last chance to do so!
Live everyday as if it were your last, because one day you will be right.