Who Are You Counting On?

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Sandy was a patient in a suburban Chicago hospital, hospitalized with a very serious lung disease. When I went into her room to administer medication, I saw that she had a Bible on her bedside table. I asked her if she had ever read it. She stated that she had not. When asked if she knew where she would spend eternity, she said she wasn't sure but that many people were praying for her recovery.
As we continued speaking, I asked her if she knew she could have eternal life and have her sins forgiven by accepting Christ as her Savior. She said, "Nobody ever told me that before."
Three days later, Sandy was in the intensive care unit; the last thing she said was, "I'm counting on you guys." She shortly after had a heart attack, and our resuscitative efforts were unfortunately unsuccessful. Who are you counting on?
Is Jesus Christ your Savior? Or are you counting on the prayers of others or your own good works? The ONLY means of eternal blessing is through Christ as your personal Savior.
"Look unto Me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else." Isa. 45:2222Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else. (Isaiah 45:22).
Where is Sandy now?
If she received Jesus Christ as her Savior—HEAVEN.
If she did not accept him as her Savior—HELL. There are no other options!
"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:1616For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (John 3:16).
"He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him." John 3:3636He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him. (John 3:36).
Friend, instead of risking eternity in hell, living a life without an assurance of eternal blessing, counting on the prayers and efforts of others, why not come to Christ now? Accept Him as your Savior for an assured and blessed eternity, and a much happier life here on earth. Jesus said that He came that you might have life, and might have it more abundantly. (John 10:1010The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. (John 10:10)).