50 years ago today, John F. Kennedy was the most powerful man in the world. Money, fame, power, adored by a nation, influence around the globe; he seemed to have everything a person could want.
But in less than 3 seconds everything changed. The king of Camelot was instantly stripped of all titles and honor as he found himself face to face with the real King of kings. Suddenly nothing else mattered. All the hard work spent building his empire was now worthless. The election, the Cuban missile crisis, all the dramatic speeches encouraging and rallying the people, his stellar approval rating, none of that was anywhere near enough to buy him a ticket into heaven.
At that moment, there was only one thing that did matter – whether he knew and believed Jesus. That single item would determine his status for all eternity.
No one is promised tomorrow. No one is promised their next breath. “I’ll come around to Jesus someday” does not work when you don’t know which might be your last. He just wants you to know Him. All you have to do is tell Jesus you want to know Him, and the gates of heaven will swing open so that whether you live on this planet another five minutes or fifty years, your future in heaven will be secured.
Settle your eternity so you can enjoy your today.