The plane glided to a safe landing and taxied before the Terminal Building of the great airport. The deafening roar of its motors died and in a few moments mechanics swarmed over the engines, while other servicemen filled the gas tanks. Some passengers left the plane and others went aboard. In a short time, all was in order for the flight to be continued. The motors roared to life and the plane lumbered down the field to the starting strip. Just as the “Silver Bird” took to the air, there came the screeching of brakes as a taxi stopped in front of the Terminal Building. A man sprang out and dashed to the loading platform. As he gazed frantically at the rising plane, now in the distance, he cried aloud, “I must make it, but I am too late.”
Some day soon, perhaps today, millions of sobbing people, frantic with terror and remorse will gaze toward the heavens into which their loved ones have instantly disappeared at the Coming of Christ. The same tragic cry will come from their lips, “I am too late.” Will you be one of them? The Word of God solemnly warns us that only “Unto them that look for Him shall He appear the second time without sin unto salvation.” Hebrews 9:28
“Be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.” Matthew 24:44
Before Christ’s coming, you must get ready to meet Him, or you will be too late. And before death, you must prepare to meet God, or you will be too late.
An aged man lay on his deathbed. He gasped out the request that a minister be summoned. He had lived for the treasures and pleasures of this world. He had scorned the Gospel and had disregarded the warnings of God’s faithful ministers. He had called religion a racket and said that the church was full of hypocrites. Now he was dying and he was terrified. A dark godless eternity stared him in the face. It is not difficult to live in sin, but it is awful to die in sin.
As the tide of life ebbed low, the dying man watched the door and whispered, “Is the preacher coming? Not much time is left. Tell him to hurry.” There was a final gasp and a feeble cry, “Too late,” and he was gone.
A moment later the minister arrived, but it was too late. An awful eternal destiny was irrevocably fixed. Judgment and eternal banishment in hell from God’s presence was the price the sinner will pay for waiting too long.
Now you may be forgiven… (I John 1:9)
Today Christ stands at the door of your life and begs admittance… (Revelation 3:20)
Tomorrow may be too late to be saved from sin…(Hebrews 2:3)
Eternity for you may begin today. If you die in sin, you will face God in your sin. There can be no change after death. God’s Word warns us; “It is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment.” Hebrews 9:27