It was so hot. My friend and I walked down the sidewalks, looking in the little shops in the main part of town. People were bustling everywhere, each with their own agenda. Buy a hat, a pair of shoes, an ice cream cone or coffee. Walk over here, come sit over there. Advertising met us at each window. Life goes on. No doubt, some who were walking that day knew Jesus as their Savior. They believed. Just as likely, some who were strolling along the storefronts did not. The sacrifice He gave for them was not accepted or understood.
As we continued on our little journey down the block, we came upon an outdoor trough in front of a shop. It was the suburban home for a select number of fish—-HUGE goldfish. Some were orange, some more pale in color, others speckled gray. They darted here and there, to and fro, constantly searching for whatever fish search for.
Aren’t we like those fish? They were scurrying around, somewhat aimlessly. As they did so in the water, the people mirrored their toil as they stepped from place to place, looking for whatever people look for.
At the close of our lives, one thing will matter greatly to us: our relationship with God.
If you do not know Jesus as your Savior, consider what He has done for you. Why not pray right now and ask Him to forgive you of all the things you have done that have displeased Him? Resolve to allow Him to become the Lord of your life. Accept the gift He has offered–abundant life here on Earth and eternity in Heaven.