IF ANYONE HEARS MY VOICE AND OPENS THE DOOR, I WILL COME IN.
REVELATION 3:20 NIV
Max Lucado writes: ‘Ever wonder why there were two crosses next to Christ? Or why Jesus was in the centre? Those two crosses symbolise one of God’s greatest gifts; the gift of choice. The two criminals have much in common; convicted by the same system, condemned to the same death, surrounded by the same crowd, and equally close to the same Christ. In fact, they began with the same sarcasm; the two criminals each said cruel things to Jesus. But one changed. He said, ‘Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.’ Jesus answered him, ‘I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise’ (Luke 23:42-43 NIV). While we rejoice at the thief who changed, we dare not forget the one who didn’t. There are times when God sends thunder to stir us. There are times when God sends blessings to lure us. But there are times when God sends nothing but silence, as He honours us with the freedom to choose where we spend eternity. We have never been given a greater privilege than that of choice. Think about the thief who repented. Though we know little about him, we know this: in the end, all his bad choices were redeemed by a solitary good choice. He chose Christ!’ No matter how many bad choices you may have made in your past, you can be rescued by one good choice; the choice to give your life to Christ and follow Him. Will you make that choice now? If you do you’ll never ever regret it.