Sunday, December 26, 2010

Making the Port of Heaven

Amos 4:12
Prepare to meet your God of Israel.

The steamship London sank off the Land' s End in the English Channel on January 11, 1866 amid a terrible storm. Only one lifeboat was launched before the great ship sank, and only three passengers survived. Among the dead was Daniel Draper, a Wesleyan Methodist preacher. In the hours before the ship was lost. He reportedly went from person to person evangelizing the passengers and crew, and he led virtually the whole ship to faith in Christ. The last words, anyone heard him utter were "Those of you who are not converted. Now is the time, not a moment to be lost, for a few minutes we shall all be in the presence of the judge."

Our world is a storm and many are sinking in life's alarms. Revelation 20 vividly describes the coming judgment of the great White throne of God at the end of history. If you don't know Christ as your Savior there's not a moment to be lost. Prepare to meet God by confessing Christ as Lord of your life today.

The captain tells us there is no hope: that we must all parish, but I tell you there is hope for all. Although we must die, and you shall never again see land. We may all make the Port of Heaven.
Daniel Draper, above the London

From: Turning Point online Devotional.
June 24, 2010