Fleeing for Safety
It is September 15, 2017, and my wife and I are in London, England, where there has been a terrorist attack in the London Underground. A rather crude bomb was left to go off in one of the subway cars, and, thankfully, when it did explode the train was at a station and the doors were open. As a result, people were able to flee for their lives. I saw video footage of pandemonium as morning commuters young and old scrambled for safety. Many were injured, but, miraculously, no one was killed.
It made me think of the gospel and the Lord’s words of warning, “Flee from the wrath to come” (Matthew 3:7). Nobody had to tell those Londoners to flee the train and the station; they realized the danger and they acted accordingly.
But why is it, when people are warned about pending and eternal judgment that many don’t seem to care and are indifferent to their immortal soul’s welfare? I suppose it is because they really don’t believe it will happen. They would rather continue on in their sins. But there is a time coming when, “In those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them” (Revelation 9:6). How vital to flee to Christ for salvation now while His offer of mercy is still available.