• David Simmons

Daily Devotion 6.9.2020

June 9, 2020

“Have You got Reservations?”

“I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life.” 1 John 15:13

When we took Joshua to his second year at the University of Kentucky we invited Laura and the four of us went on the World’s Longest Yard Sale the weekend before he was to be at school. We were not sure how far we would get on the route on Saturday so we didn’t call ahead and secure a reservation for a motel. We were sure that if we got far enough off the route we would find a motel.

We drove for about an hour and a half away from the route. We stopped to get a room. No vacancies. We couldn’t find a room anywhere. We decided to drive to Interstate 75 about another hour. We got there and there were again no vacancies. We drove another hour up the interstate. I decided to let Peggy go in and ask. She returned. They had one room with one king size bed in it. That wouldn’t do. We went to a Knight’s Inn and I went in. The clerk told me they had just had a room come open because the person who had reserved it didn’t not come before 11 pm. It was not after midnight. It had two double beds. We grabbed it. I’m glad she didn’t inflate the price because I’m sure I would have paid any price she quoted.

This was such an unusual event. Because this was the first weekend in August and we could not figure out why there were no vacancies. We found out the next day that the lake we were close to had a huge fishing tournament that finished on Sunday. We understood now why we couldn’t find a room. And just to make sure it didn’t happen when we got to Lexington, Peggy called ahead early the next morning and reserved us a room.

Whenever you take a chance sometimes it doesn’t always work out for the best. Yet there are people all over the world taking a chance on their eternity. They are hoping beyond hope that when the time comes for them to face eternity that they will have enough time to make a reservation. I like what John says in the epistle of 1 John, “I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life.” I like knowing better than hoping it just might happen.

Jesus gives us the assurance that if we place our faith and trust in Him that we will have eternal life. He lets us “KNOW” that we have our reservation made. If you are a believer and struggle with your eternity then you haven’t let Jesus settle the issue for you. If you are not a believer and are hoping for the best. I’m afraid “Good Luck” will not help. Call on Jesus before it is too late.

Dear Jesus, help us to “KNOW” that we have eternal life. Don’t allow us to flounder around hoping for the best. Give us assurance. For those who need to take the important step of accepting you as Lord and Savior, I pray that they will not wait, but make the decision today. I ask this in your Holy name, Amen.

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