I'm an old man now, and I'm haunted by all the bad things I've done and the knowledge that it's too late to make up for them. I wish I could go to heaven when I die, but now I know I won't. I don't know why I'm writing you, but maybe someone will read this and take a different path.
We never know how long or how short our lives will be – and that’s one reason why the Bible urges us not to delay turning to God and committing our lives to Jesus Christ. The Bible says, “I tell you, now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation” (2 Corinthians 6:2).
But these words are true for you also! God loves you, and now is the time for you to turn to Him for the forgiveness you need. Do you remember the two men who were crucified with Jesus? They were both hardened criminals, and one of them mocked Jesus and wanted nothing to do with Him. But the other man knew he was facing eternity without God, and in faith he cried out, “‘Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.’ Jesus answered him, ‘I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise'” (Luke 23:42-43).
That man didn’t belong to a church; he didn’t have time to balance out his bad deeds with some good deeds. But God forgave him and saved him for one reason: He trusted Christ alone for his salvation. The same can be true of you.
Don’t let another day go by without Christ. You can’t be saved by your own good works – and neither can anyone else, because God’s standard is perfection. But you can be saved through Christ. Put your life into His hands today.