A man with a thick accent called to say he was a computer support technician from Microsoft and my computer was badly infected.
I said, “I’ve heard from you guys before and I don’t believe you. My computer is fine. But I do have a question for you. If you were to die today, do you know where you’d go?”
He said, “I’d go to the heavens.”
“But what if God were to ask you, ‘Why should I let you into My heaven?’ What would say?”
“I’d say I am a good person because I help people fix their computers.”
I said, “I’m sure you have many good qualities, but nobody is good enough to get into heaven. We are all sinners and we all need a Savior. That is why Jesus came…to save us.”
There was silence for a moment. Then he hung up.
Hmm. Did I say something wrong? Was my message too strong? I hope he thinks about it and calls me back.
How many opportunities like this have I missed because I was too busy. There are so many annoying phone calls these days, mostly robocalls. But this one was live!
“Oh Lord, help me make time to speak to every live caller. Give me Your patience, Your wisdom, Your words every time the phone rings. Make me sensitive to the needs of others. I thank You in advance, for what You are going to do. In the precious name of Jesus I pray, Amen.”
- Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Ephesians 5:15-16
- SONG: GOD IS READY – Robin poem by Elizabeth Cheney, 1931; Words & Music by Kathleen
[This life is temporary. This life is short. When this life is over, our bodies will die and become empty shells, but our souls will continue to live forever. Where will the “real you” live? Will you live for all eternity separated from God? Or will you spend eternity in the presence of God in heaven? Learn more so you can make your most important decision: http://www.godlife.com/gospel/ and http://www.godlife.com/en/about-christianity
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