“And it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall He appear the second time without sin unto salvation.” Hebrews 9:27-28
Today’s Christian daily devotional
I’m at the gym, happily hitting my daily stride on the treadmill.
One of my favorite fashionistas flashes on the television screen. Of course, it’s imperative that I turn up the volume. I must be informed of what’s going on in the wonderful world of fashion; a world I truly adore but sadly never seem able to afford!
“So, Riley, the rumor is that you’ve just beat breast cancer.” Ellen’s face is somber as she drags out those two last two words. I crank up the volume.
“Yes.” The starlet nods, her perfectly coiffed hair remaining perfectly coiffed.
“Riley’s not actually here to tout her latest film…” Ellen raises her brow in mock drama.
“…Although, it is debuting in theaters this Friday…in case anyone here is interested.” Laugher erupts from Ellen’s shameless plug.
The starlet chuckles along with the crowd. She then breaks into a speech about how crucial breast screenings are for females above the age of thirty.
Riley’s new life mission is to bring awareness to the health issue that is stealing the lives of so many women around the globe today. She’s a survivor and wants to share the wisdom of how she did it by helping others.
The audience nods, intently hanging onto the passionate starlet’s every word. Ellen rouses the crowd to clap and laud Riley for her bravery.
She reminds the crowd of how Riley has made herself vulnerable by opening up about her personal battle. Riley shrugs, modestly claiming that she is simply doing her part to bring awareness to this life-threatening illness.
As the two chatter away, I can’t help but think of another favorite celebrity of mine: Tim Tebow. Although my interest in football will never be as intense as my love for fashion; when Tebow speaks I always turn up the volume.
He’s been ridiculed time and again for publically declaring his faith. This lack of respect is saddening. Tim is one of the few modern-day ‘role-models’ that is actually giving our future generations a positive path to follow.
Although bringing awareness to breast cancer can result in the extension of one’s life here on earth, it doesn’t quite compare to the value of one’s eternal existence. Tim is always brining the eternal perspective into focus when someone praises his earthly accomplishments.
I think it is a wonderful thing to be passionate about the activities and causes that are healthy for us. But at the end of the day, each one of us will eventually meet our maker –whether it be ten years sooner or ten years later. Are you ready for that day? You can be. Death comes to all men…not just the ones with cancer.
“Dear Heavenly Father,
I have more concern about my weekly fashions than I am about where my soul will go if I don’t live past the week.
This is seriously not good. Part of me is scared to look into the afterlife for fear of being confused. There are so many conflicting theologies. So many ‘good’ folk believe in so many different faiths.
How am I ever to know if Jesus truly is the only way?
Lord, of heaven and earth, I commit to searching for the truth.
I open my heart to the possibility that there can be only one way to heaven. Lord, if Jesus is the only way help me to see it. I don’t want to be blind to the truth just because it might not be something that I want to hear.
My soul will rest for eternity somewhere. I want to make sure it is in heaven with you, Lord.
Lead me into the true light and away from false doctrines that were created to veer me away from the path of peace and into eternal darkness.
I promise to search for you with all my heart, soul and mind. Lord, don’t let me lose my way. Shine your revelations upon me as I read your word, Amen.”
Thank you for reading today’s Christian daily devotional on verses: Hebrews 9:27-28
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Author: Julia Shalom Jordan