Sunday, September 20, 2020

He Only Forgot to Plan for One Thing

In spring 1981, a young man flew to Alaska to photograph the scenery and wildlife in the wilderness. He diligently
planed for everything he would need to make his adventure a success; photo equipment, 500 rolls of film, several firearms, and 1,400 pounds of provisions.
Every day he journaled in his diary about the scenery and wildlife he saw. But as the months passed, his diary turned into a horrifying record of a nightmare. He had made plans to live in Alaska for a few months, but he forgot to make plans how to get out!
In August he wrote, “I think I should have used more foresight about arranging my departure. I’ll find out soon.” In November, his body was found in a valley over two hundred miles from Fairbanks. An investigation revealed he failed to make plans to exit Alaska.
Jesus told a parable about a rich man who was so successful that he didn’t have room to store his abundant crops. He decided to tear down his barns and build bigger ones. He told himself, “Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years to come; take your ease, eat, drink and be merry” (Luke 12:19).
He assumed he would have many years to live, “But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your soul is required of you; and now who will own what you have prepared?’ So is the man who stores up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God” (Luke 12:16-21). God called him a fool because he thought he would live a long time, but he died that night. 

He didn’t prepare for his exit from this life and where he would spend eternity. Have you planned for your departure? Here is how to do it.  

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