The Memorial–Large Print Tract

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The Memorial
Lawrence Hammond-Boyce Lawson-James McAndrew… the names glint in the Washington sunshine, names etched in the polished black granite of the Vietnam memorial, names of those who died. Their living loved ones come to stand and search for that one special name, to reach up to touch this one last tie, to whisper: “We remember-we will never forget-we love you.”
Long after the last mourner has gone, when there is no one left able to say, “I knew him, I cared for him,” the names will still be there: Nathaniel Lee-Marvin Lindsey-Dennis Pitsenbarger…it will be a voice always saying: they lived, and they are dead.
Yes, every name on those stones is a memorial to death. Paul McNaly-Gary Tracy-Frank Wilson…they are remembered, they were loved, but those reaching hands, those longing hearts, can never really touch them. It is a roster of the dead.
There is another place where names are written: names that will endure for all eternity. It is spoken of in the Bible, in Revelation 21:27, where we read of those people whose names are written in “the Lamb’s book of life.”
These are names that will last forever, names of the living: Jennifer-Steve-Carole-Manuel…! Is your name written there?
Jesus said: “He that believeth in Me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: and whosoever liveth and believeth in Me shall never die” (John 11:25-26).
The names etched in granite are not there by choice. To die in the mud and blood and suffering of war was a terrible thing.
Far, far worse would be to die without making sure that your name is written in the book of life. That choice is yours!
After the “dead, small and great, stand before God,” whosoever is not found written in that book will be “cast into the lake of fire.” That means eternal separation from God in blackness of darkness forever, in a state too horrible to contemplate.
Again, you do have a choice! By believing in the Lord Jesus Christ, by receiving Him as your own Saviour, by confessing Him as Lord, you will insure that your name is in that book. “If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved” (Romans 10:9).
What does the Lord Jesus say to you then? “Rejoice, because your names are written in heaven!” (Luke 10:20).
Rejoice! Isn’t that wonderful?

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