Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Resort or Graveyard? By Leah F.

Resort or Graveyard?

By Leah F.

Imagine you are in a car driving. You are driving along until you come to two different choices. To one side, there is a resort. A perfect place, you only need to believe in Jesus to get a reservation. To the other side, there is a graveyard. Even though it is free, it is totally dark, no light from the resort coming in. The choice you make is permanent you have to stay there for all eternity.Seems like an easy choice right? The only problem is that about 67% of people choose the graveyard. Don't want to be part of that percent right? Now it is obvious, but the resort represents heaven, and the graveyard hell. But what is the difference? One choice is heaven. The Bible talks about streets of gold, and God sitting on a throne. There is no more pain or sorrow. You are never tired, and always happy. Ever have those days when you are so tired and grumpy you can't stand anyone? You don't have to worry about that in heaven! It also says there is no sun; Jesus is so bright, He is all the light we need! But the best part is you are with God for all eternity. Doesn't heaven sound awesome!

But then you have the choice of the graveyard, or in literal terms, the choice of the devil and hell. The Bible repeatedly talks about unquenchable fire, and a lake of fire. There is never any rest, and it is like that for all eternity. But worst of all, you are completely separated from God. Does that sound like fun? Of course not! No one wants to take that choice!

This proves how important this choice is. It is not like choosing between a bike or a guitar; this choice will affect you for all eternity. This shows why you need to repent, and devote your life to Jesus. If you go with Jesus, you get the "resort." You get a perfect place, and get to spend all of time with God and Jesus. There will be feasts, and we will praise God in everything. There would be no sin, or any reason to be afraid. But then you also have the choice of the "graveyard." You stay there forever, stuck in the fiery pits of hell. You are completely separated from God, never to see the light of day again. If I am scaring you, it isn't necessarily a bad thing. The more you realize how important your choice is, then it will be more of a priority to repent and ask God for forgiveness.

When we are born, we have our reservations to hell, because of our sin. But we can change around. That's why we need faith in just our Lord Jesus. He provides the reservation to heaven. As my Bible teacher says, "Jesus+nothing=everything." (This is also the title of her favorite book.)

So, which choice will you take? Will you go to the resort, by accepting Jesus' payment for your reservation, or will you go to the graveyard, and lose everything you have?


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