Only God knows the day and time Jesus is coming back to gather all God’s children to be with God forever in heaven.
But what if he was coming back tonight in just a few hours? What would you do? Are you completely sure, positively assured in your heart that you’d have a seat on the bus? Or do you have some lingering questions? A doubt or two? Unconfessed sins? Some pride left?
I think there’s a bunch of folks who call themselves “Christians” and think they’ve got their ticket punched. But their thinking misses the mark.
These folks will tell you they’re good people. They do good deeds for others. They go to church. They read the Bible. They pray.
They don’t sin . . .very much or often. They try real hard to be a good person and be real kind to everybody. They really like to do good things and help people who need help.
I’m really a good person. Isn’t that enough? NO!
Nothing these folks say they do will punch their ticket when Jesus comes back. They can never do enough to be accepted by God to make it into heaven.
John 3:16 is the key to get our ticket punched to go with Jesus back with him to heaven and enjoy eternal life in Paradise with God forever.
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever (that means anybody) believes in him shall never perish but have eternal life.