Carey Lewis Devotions
Sunday, August 6th, 2017
Name Tags: You Are... (Part 38)
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
John 3:16 (NKJV)
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 6:23 (NKJV)
Eternity is hard for men to grasp. But no one can grasp what is not yet here. The more we try to hold on to our lives, the more we try to get rich or gain rank, the more we try to look young as we age, the more we try to avoid death's approach, the more we miss the point of now and then.

Now is earth, and it is our training ground. Now we study, so we can ace our tests. Each test question has multiple choices, but in the end, just one correct Answer. Our Principal wants each of us to pass, so we have a lifetime to ask His help. Here's the hitch: we don't know when 'then' begins.

Then lies beyond our lifespans on this earth. Then we receive honor or dishonor for our tenure as students in earth's school. Death is like a graduation doorway from our daily trials and temptations to a consequential eternity. As we have reaped now, so we shall sow then.

Actors, models and talent for Christ: If you truly love Jesus Christ now, your eternity will be golden. You've received an early acceptance to the best forever position. But the joyful fact of this posting doesn't change the importance of now. It adds urgency to your duty:

To help others find the right Answer before final examinations.*

To Be Continued...

* Previous 33-part AMTC Devotion series: Acting School:

P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the Name Tags: You Are... series.

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"I labored, yet not I. By the grace of God, I am what I am, and do what I do' (paraphrase of 1 Corinthians 15:10). I love God's Word. As a late-in-life committed Christian with no Bible training prior to age 51, some people wonder how I'm qualified to write devotions. I wonder that, too. But God loves children and fools for Him. I am both. Ghost Writer? God.

Carey Lewis

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