Monday, April 16, 2012

Sinking Ships

And every living substance was destroyed which was upon the face of the ground, both man, and cattle, and the creeping things, and the fowl of the heaven; and they were destroyed from the earth: and Noah only remained alive, and they that were with him in the ark.  Genesis 7:23 KJV

As a kid, I was always fascinated by the Titanic, something about it just drew my interest in, and I learned everything I could about it. And it's funny how on the 100th anniversary of her sinking we can look back and see a message of how urgent our call to witness really is. 

Everyone on board the Titanic died. Maybe they didn't go down with the ship or freeze to death in the chilly Atlantic waters, but the all the survivors have since passed away. And no matter where their bodies lie now, they are all spending an eternity somewhere. I didn't wake up this morning and consider the fact that I might die today, and neither did they. And even til the end, many thought they were safe aboard a sinking ship.

Everyone that isn't in Christ is, figuratively speaking, aboard a sinking boat. It is our job as Christians to show them the safety of the lifeboat that is Christ. (Genesis 6, 7, 8.) Their boat may sink in a couple of days, or it may be many years but they are all headed towards the same fate. So we don't have time to pick and choose who and when, we must proclaim the gospel to everyone at all times, no matter what. 

Don't let anybody go down with the ship...

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