These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.–1 John 5:13
We call it “a senior moment”–we suddenly forget something that we should know, but we all have them. It can happen to anyone, regardless of age, and it can be terribly embarrassing. Here’s an example, from “Senior Living”, that might shock you.
Albert Einstein, the great physicist, was traveling from Princeton on a train, when the conductor came down the aisle punching the tickets of each passenger. Once he came to Einstein, the scientist reached in his own pocket to find his ticket, but nothing was there.
He searched in the seats around him, on the floor, in his briefcase, and in every one of his pockets, but couldn’t find it.
The conductor responded, “Dr. Einstein, I know who you are. We all know who you are. I’m sure you bought a ticket. Don’t worry about it.”
Einstein nodded, and as the conductor continued to make his way down the aisle, he looked back to find the physicist down on his hands and knees looking under his seat.
Of course, the conductor ran back and said, “Dr. Einstein, don’t worry. I know who you are. It’s no problem. You don’t need to show your ticket. I’m sure you bought one.”
Einstein looked at him knowingly and said, “Sir, I too know who I am. What I don’t know is where I’m going.”
Do you know for sure where you are headed? Have you made every effort to know where those you love including family, friends, and acquaintances, are going after this life? If you think they might not be with you in heaven one day, begin by sharing the Gospel of Christ with them. When you leave this earth, it’s not as important that others know who you were as an individual, but rather who Christ was in you.
…….Ask God to point you to those in your life who need to know about Him. Pray that Christ would help you live your life so that others can remember you after you are gone as “the one who lived every day for Jesus.”