With all the news the last few days about the lost submersible trying to visit the wreck of the Titanic and the search for it, and the final news that it is thought that the vehicle imploded at some point on its journey to the wreck site, I started to think about time. How much time have I and many others spent following this story? How much time did so many people spend searching for this lost craft?

For us, the search lasted only a few days, which is a blip in the average lifespan of about 75 years, which in itself is a blip in lifespan of human history, which is a blip in the lifespan of the eternity of GOD. But wait, the implosion of the submersible “Titan”, if that is indeed what happened, would have taken only fractions of 1 second. It would have happened more quickly than our human brain could even comprehend or react.

Did the occupants know Jesus? Had they professed their faith? If not, were any of them even questioning faith in our Lord? Did they think they might be able to profess faith on their death bed or “if needed” at some future day? For these 5, their final moment came so quickly that they never even realized it. I do not profess to know their spiritual state or the destiny of their souls. I do know that GOD has told us that it is not and never will be my or any man’s job to judge others. Judgement of men is reserved for Jesus. I do know that they have now met and been judged by our Lord.

So, where do you stand? If you are not sure, don’t believe, or are trying to decide, this is not meant to scare you, but it should help you set its priority in your life. We all know and the Bible states that none of us know the day or time our end on earth will come. For those on the Titan, their time came in less than a blink of an eye.

yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes. – James 4:14

“Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid; for the Lord God is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation.” – Isaiah 12:2

because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. – Romans 10:9

This final verse, Romans 10:9 does not refer to being saved from physical death, but spiritual death. This salvation means that we will enjoy eternal life with our Lord in heaven.

that whoever believes in him may have eternal life. – John 3:15

Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes has eternal life. – John 6:47

And this is the promise that he made to us — eternal life. – 1 John 2:25


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