I have this wonderful wooden box filled with cards. It is great fun to open it and shuffle through old driver’s licenses, (I actually liked my picture on one of them). There are ID cards from the Massachusetts Teacher’s Association, the Audubon Society, Atlantic Union College, Fitchburg State University, Quinnsigamund College and many more. One of my favorites is a complementary pass for me and a guest to Boston Red Sox games. I can go in and sit anywhere until the rightful ticket holder shows up. Then I have to move to another empty seat. Sometimes I used to sit right behind home plate and no one would come and bump me out. It is difficult to understand why someone would let a seat like that go empty. But then again there are seats in heaven’s throne room for everyone and thousands will let it go empty. What a waste!
It’s a waste of life and opportunity. It’s a waste of intellect and creativity. It’s a waste of happiness and fulfillment. God is in the business of saving people He will make every effort and use every tactic available to woo people into the Kingdom. But there are some hardnosed folk who will resist and resist until they no longer hear the pleading voice beckoning them to come.
Revelation 3:21 says, “To the one who is victorious, I will give the right to sit with me on my throne, just as I was victorious and sat down with my Father on his throne.” Now that is a seat no one in their right mind would ever want to miss. Please come with me. I promise I will cheer and shout your name the day I see you sitting with Jesus. How very grand!
Written by Roger Bothwell on October 31, 2016