May 5, 2021 –
One day Jesus and His disciples got into a boat, and He told them, ‘Let‘s cross over to the other side of the lake.’ So they set out.’” (Luke 8:22)
The Bible tells that several men had exceptional transitions to Heaven.
– Enoch walked into Heaven
– Elijah took a fiery chariot to Heaven
– Moses was taken personally by God.
For most, the trip to the other side will be in a boat. Not a boat the size of Noah’s ark or as small as Moses’ basket. It is the right size for the purpose.
Death brings turmoil, a feeling of danger, sorrow, a parting. We will all die and separate from our loved ones. Jesus said, “l go to prepare a place for you.”
Recently, Jesus invited Nelwyn Yeary into the boat, and they set sail toward the other side leaving behind loved ones; family, friends, and neighbors. And, as she sailed further away, she grew dim to us. But more importantly, she grew more visible to the people on the other side. On the other side, a host of saints, including her husband and mother, waited to welcome her home.
One day—if you are a believer, Jesus will invite you into the boat to cross to the other side. If you aren’t a believer, the invitation will not be offered. And, you won’t travel to the other side. Jesus invites His family into the boat just as Noah took his family aboard the Ark. But on that day, everyone that has rebelled against God found no place on the boat and drowned.
Today, Nelwyn asks you “Are you prepared to take the boat to the other side?”