Dear Reading Friends, this is David Telbat with a follow-up to my short story, “Tomorrow, You Die!“. If you died tomorrow, what legacy would you leave behind? If you knew you were to die tomorrow, what would you do today to prepare? Our lives are meant to have meaning, and God has given us the responsibility to live in anticipation of eternity.
As a youth, I was spiritually bankrupt and involve in widespread sin. In arrogance, I thought of pleasure and gratification, not of responsibility, sin, and death. The legacy I would leave behind was far from my mind.
We come to Christ not for notoriety or even to leave a legacy, but the mark we make in this world does prove whether or not we believe Jesus Christ is worthy of living for. Someone once said that he didn’t want to pass into eternity without fathering spiritual children. In other words, he wanted to leave a legacy of leading people to Christ, bearing fruit by way of the gospel.
Few of us receive any kind of warning before we die. But it could be tomorrow. Our preparation for eternity proves God’s worthiness.
For example, if a herald announces that a king is coming to town, my response to that news shows whether I believe he’s really coming or not. My preparation for the king’s arrival may also display either my affection or distaste for that king. Either the king is worthy of my preparation, or I don’t care if he passes me by or not when he comes to town.
Tomorrow, You Die
In the short story, “Tomorrow, You Die,” Milo Cason is content as he faces death. Why? He can face death because his priorities in life had an eternal focus. There’s no scrambling to meet the King; he’s been ready for years.
In the ministry, I speak with many who claim to be Christians, yet they aren’t ready to face Christ. Do you see the contradiction? That’s like saying, “I’m a subject of the King, but I don’t live for Him.”
Are you ready to face Christ? When the King comes to town, will you be prepared?
Called To Go
In my upcoming novel, Called To Gobi, we meet another example of eternal preparation in Character Andrew Foworthy. He’s not rushing into death, but in life, he’s aware there’s a definite time in the near future when he’ll stand before his Lord God. You and I need not go to Mongolia’s Gobi region as Andrew does, but we do need to examine our level of preparedness where we live today.
If I’m not prepared to face God, I need to get prepared. Preparation for Christ is submission to Him—by faith. I approach Him initially by trusting Him to wash me clean from my sin, then I live my life trusting Him to guide me to represent Him in my new life.
May we live today for the One who died for us, and tomorrow, be ready to die for Him who has given us eternal life.
See you on the field,
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