Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.
—2 Corinthians 5:17
Oh, for wings like a dove, to fly away and rest! I would fly to the far-off deserts and stay there. I would flee to some refuge from all this storm.
God is our refuge.
He protects us from the storm of sin.
He gives us new life and a new beginning.
Years ago, one of our son’s best friends paid for him to go skydiving as a gift.
Before he boarded the plane, an instructor spoke to him about the upcoming experience.
Our son was dressed in a special flight suit and given a parachute.
Although I was not there, I am sure he listened to the instructions about the parachute and everything else that was advised.
After all, who would dare to go skydiving without having any knowledge whatsoever about the parachute?
I was thinking about this earlier today.
People die all the time.
Most everyone dies before they reach 100 years old.
Only a few make it a little past that mark.
Yet, how many people inquire as to what will happen when they die?
How many people are concerned enough to look into it?
Taking the trip from this life to eternity is far more important than skydiving.
God has made known His plan for safe passage for those who die.
His plan was the sacrifice of Jesus for our sins and the offering of a new life with Him, now and forever.
Jesus became our “parachute” when we had nothing to save us from the fall to Hell.
Still, there are those who do not wish to hear of a safe passage.
They do not wish to hear about a parachute.
They desire no instructions from God about the trip we all must make.
There are some, though, who have heard His call for instruction.
They have listened intently about a safe passage.
They have decided that having a Savior is the only way to life after death.
What preparations have you made personally for your passage?
1 Corinthians 15:22 reads,
“Just as everyone dies because we all belong to Adam, everyone who belongs to Christ will be given new life.”