Friday, August 13, 2010

Passport to Heaven

This was written by my little brother. He's eleven and did this as a devo for the entire Wednesday night attendance at my congregation. It was so good I had to share it here (with his permission, of course). Enjoy!
Imagine you're in an airport, ready to go to a foreign country. At the gate, the guard stops you-- you never went to get a passport! Here is something even worse. Imagine you're in an airport and you drop your passport. When you drop your passport, you don't go looking for it. Are they going to let you get on the plane? Of course not! Are you going to be able to get where you're going? No! Think of the passport as Christianity and when you drop it, you fall away. Our foreign country is Heaven. As Christians we need to keep hold of our passports. If we drop it, we need to go find it. In Matthew 6:33 it says, "But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you." What it means is that we need to seek His kingdom to go to it. Some people drop their passport and do not go looking for it. Most people don't even have their passport. But the plane is going to take off soon and leave without them if they do not find it. Matthew 25:44 says, "For this reason you must be ready; for the Son of Man is coming at an hour when you do not think He will." The "plane" is piloted by Jesus, and it could be earlier or later than we expect. So how do we get a passport? Hear, believe, repent, confess, and be baptized. To keep it, we remain faithful. So here is the question I will leave you with... do you have a tight grip on your passport?

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