Is This How It Ends? (1 Timothy 2:3-4)

Is this how it ends? Praying over a loved one in a hospice, searching their tired eyes for any sign of recognition and comprehension, that they would turn to God in their last moments.


Is this how it ends? A friend, wracked with the pain of cancer, sobbing that he is afraid to die, unsure of his final destiny.

Is this how it ends? Shouting over the phone at the person you love, during the last seconds of their life, unsure whether they can even hear you, pleading with them to turn to God and accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.

I pray for our loved ones who are unsaved, who are still seeking God, that it would not come down to the last minutes of their life for them to make this eternal decision. God is patient and loving toward all of us. Only He will know if you have made that decision to follow Him.

But none of us know the exact moment when we will die. While we are on this earth, we have the luxury of time to make this decision. Don’t squander the opportunity that God is giving to you.

This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
1 Timothy 2:3-4 (ESV)

Is this how it ends? If you confess your sins to God and truly repent and accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, it is not the end, but the beginning. It is the beginning of eternal peace and blessings with God. It will never be taken away from you. But God will not force anyone to accept His gift of salvation. It cannot be bought. It cannot be earned. It is only by God’s grace that we are saved. And it is only by faith we can turn to Him.

I pray this is not how it ends for anyone.

Peace and grace to all.