Sunday, April 18, 2021

Forgetting the $220 Million Password

Stefan Thomas holds $220 million worth of Bitcoin in his digital wallet, but he can’t access it because he can't remember his password. He was gifted 7,002 Bitcoins in 2011 but he lost the paper which contained the password.
Here’s problem. The software used to create Bitcoin means that only the user has access to the password and there is no backup to get into the account.  He can only make 10 attempts to guess the right password and he’s already tried 8 times. Thomas has only 2 password attempts remaining before the system shuts down his digital wallet forever, which means he could never retrieve his $220 million.  
You’ve probably heard jokes about someone dying and needing a password to get into the pearly gates. It might be funny, but it’s not true. You don’t need to know a password to get into heaven, which will be much better than having $220 million. But you do need to know a person.
Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me. If you had known Me, you would have known My Father” (John 14:6-7). Christ also said many will try to get into heaven without knowing Him. He will tell them, “I never knew you” (Matt. 7:21-23).
“There is salvation in no one else (but Jesus); for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:12)  Have you called out to Him to be saved? When you receive Him into your life, you won’t lose any sleep trying to remember a password.
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