Sunday, May 22, 2016

The Astronaut's Space Suit

How was it possible for men to visit the moon? Temperatures on the moon measure between 253 degrees F and minus 243 degrees—and the moon doesn’t have oxygen. Scientists pooled their knowledge and designed a space suit that made it possible for astronauts to briefly live on the moon. When the astronauts finished their mission and returned to earth, they no longer needed to wear their space suits.

Your body is like a space suit that the astronauts wore when they walked on the moon. God designed your body to enable you to breathe air and eat food to keep you alive for a brief time on earth. But the real you is your eternal spirit living inside your body. One day you’ll die and your mission on earth will end (James 2:26). At death, your spirit will leave your “space suit” and you’ll go to your eternal destination—either heaven or hell. The good news is that you can decide right now where you will go.

It amazes me how so many people never think about the afterlife. They’ll live for 80 years on earth and never truly examine the evidence that the Bible is true and put their trust in Jesus Christ. God’s plan of salvation is so simple that a child can understand it. Jesus died for your sins and rose from the dead, and wants you to believe in Him.

As I grow older, I realize that most of my natural life is behind me and it won’t be that long before I leave my “space suit” behind. Death for anyone can happen at any time. But if you place your complete trust in Jesus to save you, you should be looking forward to your eternal home in heaven. The apostle Paul, who had seen heaven (2 Cor. 12:2-4), said the next life is “very much better” than life on earth (Phil. 1:23). Make your reservation now for your home in heaven.  
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