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To whom it may concern
by Jack Vorster
1/22/2019 / Christian Living
The point of this article will become sufficiently clear a little later on. I want to get right to it and start at a point which might seem as if I've omitted an introduction of some sort. So please bear with me and play along until the message becomes clear and, hopefully, makes the desired impact. And there will be an impact as you will see.
We all have a decreed (by God) lifespan of 70 years, possibly extended to 80 years or so depending on our health status. Granted, this is probably not the average lifespan, but it is divinely set at 70 years.
Now, let's switch over to figurative language and imagine that your lifespan of 70 years begins at the top of a 70-storey building and that you actually start falling from that building the moment you are born. However, pretend that you are falling in slow motion at a rate of one storey for each year of your lifespan of 70 years.
Logically, hitting the bottom would mean the end of your life. Do not try to envision the actual fall. You are simply likening your lifespan to a 70-storey drop from start to finish. So don't panic for now save it for later.
As you fall, the various phases of your life will pass by the very first sights and sounds; your upbringing; your education; your marriage; your children and all of your experiences in life including the sad moments and the good moments.
At about two-thirds of the way down you are still falling at the same rate, but somehow it feels like the velocity of your fall is increasing and you now have a very clear view of the bottom end of your fall. You don't like it, but there is nothing you can do about it.
Finally, you're about to hit the bottom at more or less 70 years of age and you know that the impact at the end of your fall is inevitable. Perhaps, like just about everyone else making that same 70-story fall you are asking questions, something like, "Why did I have to fall? Was my life a meaningless adventure? Is everything going to a senseless waste and end just like that? What was it all about?"
Wait a minute. Let's suspend your fall just before the impact. Now just hover there for a while and think things through. In point of fact, you could have suspended the fall at any stage of your downward plunge. Thinking back, you actually had motivation to do so several times, but you waived the opportunity.
While you were falling, did you not hear from someone on more than one occasion that the reason for your fall was because you were born in condemnation and that you deserved to start that downward rush to eternal oblivion from the moment you entered this world? Did someone not tell you that the final impact did not mean the end of your consciousness as a human being? Were you not told that there was a Heaven and a Hell and that you had a choice of destination?
All the way down that 70-story building someone very special accompanied your downward flight and he did so while hanging on a Cross waiting for you to respond to his love for you. All you had to do was to declare from your heart, "Yes, I choose you Jesus. I choose the new life you have given me from the Cross." And if you did he would have immediately suspended your fall and allowed you float gently to the bottom from where you would have made a u-turn in the direction of a place prepared for you in Heaven.
The rest of your life during that gentle descent to the point impact and that u-turn would have been filled with joyful expectations of a Heavenly kind. It is known as an abundant life.
Where are you now the 5th story... the 4th storey? It does not matter where you are in your downward fall. You can press the pause button and make that decision in favour of an abundant life. There's a whole lot more to learn about that abundant life, but making that decision will suffice for now. There's a treasure chest waiting just for you.
Would you like to have proof that you are falling from that 70-storey building and proof that you can change the course of the fall?
Here it is:
"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, so that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. He who believes in Him is not condemned. But he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God." (John 3:16-18)
Now retired, Jack Vorster has a background in marketing in the field of newspaper advertising. As a result of a life-changing experience he turned his attention to the study of the human make-up and the realities connected to human behaviour based on the Word of God.
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