I thought

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We sat at the airport and watched her. She was immaculately and expensively dressed and approached the check-in desk with all the confidence of an experienced traveller.

We could not hear the conversation that took place, but we could read the body language. The clerk shook her head and shrugged her shoulders. The would-be traveller’s bubble of confidence burst and she began to cry. As she walked forlornly away, her tears mixed with her mascara, and ran down her face. What a change!

“Can we help in any way?” we asked her. “No,” she wept. “My passport is out of date and I cannot travel. I have a most important appointment at my destination and now I’ve missed it. I’ll never have another opportunity. I thought everything was in order. I have no time to get a passport now.”

No one could help her. Her future plans were destroyed. She depended on something false for the future. What a  disappointment! Yet multitudes make the same mistake.

I wonder if you are depending on something false for your future? I don’t mean in a physical way, but in a spiritual way regarding your plans to get to Heaven. You may have spent a lot on the outward trappings. Your religious devotions may be in order; and your charitable nature could not be questioned, but do you have the correct passport to get to Heaven?

There is only one passport that will take a sinner to Heaven, and it never needs to be renewed. It is very expensive and yet is freely available. The tremendous cost was, “the precious blood of Christ” (1 Peter 1:19). is alone has the power to cleanse us from our sins (1 John 1:7). We cannot do this by our works, “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God” (Ephesians 2:8).

This ‘passport’ is available for all who place their personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ for their eternal destiny. “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16). It will be too late for you to get the passport when you leave this world. Don’t be le crying, “I thought. . .”

“Now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation” (2 Corinthians 6:2).

The cross of Christ is all my boast,
His blood my only plea;
My passport to the realms of bliss
Is Jesus died for me.

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