My Father always retired to the best room after morning church and Sunday lunch, and always took the news paper with him. My Mother would always say to us boys a few minutes after, “Keep quiet boys your Dad will be asleep in the next room”. Around 4 o- clock she would take him in a cup of tea, and he would start reading the paper.
None of our family have ever had interest in sport, but my Dad always read about the local people who had died and call out to our Mum “Old Mrs Green has died.” or something like that.
One day my brother asked him why he read the obituary columns, his answer was
“If my name is not there I know I am still alive”. Our Mum said “Your name will never get into those columns, and if it was there you couldn’t read it if you were dead”.” I don’t know why you bother to read the papers, you never remember what’s in them anyway”.
Just why we do some things is a mystery. I have known many people who believe in chance or luck, and the story of people’s past shows that countless people have lost everything they valued, and ruined their life through such belief. Yes, some lovely things do just come into life sometimes but it has nothing to do with luck, for there is no such thing..
Here is such a true story. In Coventry a workman sat down to eat his lunch one day, and unwrapped the newspaper that his sandwiches were wrapped in, and started to eat. As he chewed he started to read the bit of newspaper, and it was under “LEGAL NOTICES” . Then he saw the name of one of his mates.
“Here Bill” he said to the man sitting next to him “You better look at this, it’s got your name on it”. William Seddon read it, took it away with him and made inquiries.
He found that he had inherited £20,000 from his Uncle, who was the brother of a former Prime Minister of New Zealand.
God’s instruction book, The Bible tells us that all good things come from God, and that He has made full directions as to what is best for each one of us. This life is a preparation for the much more wonderful eternal life to come, and He is testing us to see if we will fit in to that life.
Many people go through life unaware that vast riches could come their way for ALL who believe on The Lord Jesus Christ and commit their lives to God are inheritors of The Kingdom of Heaven. After they leave this world will have life for ever and ever, will never have suffering or crying or sorrow again, and live with God for always.
I can’t tell you just how fantastic Heaven will be, but when I get there I shall know, even if it is too wonderful to tell. You better see for yourself ! There is an inheritance awaiting for you if only you will make the effort and believe in Him.