“There is only a heartbeat between you and eternity!”
So said the preacher last night at the gospel meeting as he sought to impress upon the audience how brief and fragile life on earth really is, and how close we may be to leaving it for the next life. Yes, many who thought they had time have found out too late the truth of the preacher’s statement.
Some years ago, I took the funeral of a friend who, to all outward appearances, was fit and healthy and who worked out at the gym a couple of times a week. One morning, he felt good, got up early, said goodbye to his wife, and went for a morning workout. A short time later he was found dead on the gym floor. A heart attack gave him no warning, and he was in eternity. Thankfully, we had every assurance from his life and testimony that he was a believer, and “absent from the body, and … present with the Lord” (2 Corinthians 5:8).
What about you? None of us knows how many more heartbeats we have left. David said, “There is but a step between me and death” (1 Samuel 20:3). Are you like my friend, who was ready to meet the Lord, or are you going to delay being saved until it is too late?