Thursday, July 1, 2010

The Only Book that Really Matters

My old school, Florida State was recently in the College Baseball World Series.  They lost again, but have been there an amazing twenty one times.

I was fortunate to play there over thirty years ago.  On the team website, is an archive of all the letterman who have ever played for the Seminoles.  I had never seen it before so I checked it out.  To my surprise under the letter H, was written my name Darryl Harris, 1976.  My name will forever be in the book!

However, as a believer in Jesus Christ, I'm so glad my name is written in another book.  A much more important book.  A book where the ink will never fade, and the pages never wear out.  When you make the decision to accept Jesus Christ as your personal savior,  He writes your name in the "Lamb's Book of Life."  This book means you will live forever with Christ in heaven, and the good news is that He never uses an eraser!  Your eternity is secure when your name is written in the Lord's book!  So no matter what you are going through today, if your name has been written in this book, you always have reason to rejoice. 

Joni Erickson Tada will be remembered for many years after she goes to glory because of her enduring work for Christ and the disabled.   As she battles yet another challenge in her life with breast cancer, because her name has been written in the Lamb's book of Life, she will always have hope, and reason to continue to face  challenges with strength and courage!  No one desires to suffer, but the will of God is both mysterious and merciful.  His will must be done.

Pastor and author Rick Warren said "life is a is a trust...and life is a temporary assignment!"  If we just touch one person's life with the love and grace of Christ on this journey, it's a life worth living.  If your name is written in the Lamb's Book of Life, and you lived for Christ's glory, despite your disabling condition, it's truly a job well done!

Don't go another minute unless you have the assurance that you know what book your name is written in.  Make the decision today, because His book is the only book that guarantees eternal life! 
Rev. 20:11-14

Worship Medley by Israel & New Breed (Holy Ground)

1 comment:

  1. This is a great blog post and most encouraging as I read about Joni and your thoughts of being written in the Lambs Book of Life. May we all strive to advance the kingdom by proclaim the gospel so that others will be placed in the Lambs Book of Life. Like you say "where the ink never fades".

    Until the nets are full!