Where Are You Going?

 •  2 min. read  •  grade level: 5
WHILST cycling from W— to preach the Gospel at L—, I overtook a man driving a horse and cart, and called out,
“Good afternoon, where are you going?”
He answered, in broad Somerset dialect,
“To E—; and where be you a going?”
“To heaven," was my reply.
Greatly astonished, he stopped his horse, stood up in his cart, and said, "You don't understand me, sir. What I asked was, Where be you a going?”
Again I replied, "To heaven.”
Looking at me in amazement, he said, "What! be you a going to heaven on a bicycle?”
I assured him that whether on or off my bicycle it really was true that I was on my way to heaven, and then asked him if he could sing these words:
“My many SINS are ALL forgiven, Hallelujah
to the Lamb.”
And ‘I am on my way to heaven, Hallelujah to
the Lamb.”
"No, I couldn't," said he.
“Why not?" I asked.
“Because my sins are not forgiven," he replied.
“But wouldn't you like to know that all your sins are forgiven?”
“Indeed I would," he answered.
Opening my Bible I pointed out how that Christ died, the Just for the unjust. That on the Cross He said, "It is finished." Also that the Lord Jesus was raised again for the believer's justification, so that being justified by faith, peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ can be our portion.
I further explained how that through that precious Savior, who died for our sins, who rose again, and who is now crowned with glory and honor at God's right hand in heaven, the forgiveness of sins is preached, and " by Him [JESUS] all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses." And when I told him that he could, there and then, have the forgiveness of all his sins, have justification and peace with God through simple faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and His precious blood—in short, by believing on the Lord Jesus Christ—he replied, "I will believe on Him, although its seems too good to be true.”
Being time for the Gospel Meeting at L—to begin I had to say "good-bye," and hurry off to keep my appointment. He resumed his journey, and had anyone else called out, "Where are you going?" through God's grace he could also answer "To heaven.”
Beloved reader, WHERE are YOU going? Is it to a never-ending eternity in heaven? or, is it to a never-ending eternity in hell? Oh! delay not, but believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, trust His precious Blood that cleanseth from ALL SIN, and you will be able by God's grace to also sing:
“My many sins are ALL forgiven, Hallelujah to
the Lamb,
And I AM on my way to heaven, Hallelujah to
the Lamb."
E. W.