Read: Luke 23:42-43
“…Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom.” (Luke 23:42 KJV)
At age 60, a brother received his college diploma from one of the Universities in Nigeria. He had stopped working on his teaching degree since 1988 when he left college to earn an income in the logging industry. Ten years later, he completed the three credits necessary to graduate and resolved this important unfinished business in his life.
Many of us can relate to this brother of ours. Our unfinished business may include apologies left unsaid or even more important, unfinished spiritual decisions. One of the criminals crucified with Jesus needed desperately to make such a decision. Just a few breaths away from eternity, he realized who Jesus was and wanted to be with Him in Heaven. He recognized his sin and Jesus’ innocence, and said, “Lord remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom” (Lk 23:42). Jesus replied assuredly, “Today shall thou be with me in paradise”!
God does not want anyone to perish (2Pt. 3:9). His offer of salvation is open to everyone, regardless of age, health, or stage in life. His offer is open to you. Don’t delay receiving Jesus as your Saviour (2Cor. 6:2). Resolve this important, unfinished business and you will look forward to eternity with Him.
Prayer: Lord Jesus, help me to complete my unfinished spiritual business of eternity and please remember me when you come into your kingdom.
PEACE ON EARTH!
(From ‘The Voice of Christ Today, 2014 Edition’ Daily Inspiration for Personal and Family Devotion, Page 43. A publication of The World International Sacred Peace Movement, Grouped Soul).