I read today that many people start flooding into churches when tragedy strikes. For example, a loved one might pass away. As a result of that, someone might look at that and say, "That happened so suddenly; maybe I ought to start going to church and get right with God." Or maybe something like 9/11 might happen. You name the situation.
However, we all know that's just temporary. People go until the memories of their tragedy fade away. Then, that church never hears of them again. That's the real tragedy.
Note: The purpose of this post is not to try to get atheists to go to church. You can go to church till Jesus comes, but if you're not right with God it won't help you at all. My purpose is to stress to you that you don't just need God during the storms of life--you need Him everyday.
If I had a nickle for every time I've heard someone say, "I'll live my life like I want to now, and I'll accept Jesus when I'm old and gray," I'd be a rich man. People, you may never get old and gray--today just might be the day that you quite literally meet your Maker (whether you believe in His existence or not).
I'm begging you today not to make that mistake. A few days ago a teenage boy, not far from where I live, was tragically killed in a car accident. I don't know that he was saved. Let me tell you, if he wasn't, he is in hell right now.
Now, I'm not trying to scare you into salvation. Actually, my Bible tells me that is an impossibility. I can talk till I'm blue in the face, but in the end you must choose.
You never know when you're going to take your last breath. Please come to Jesus today. All you have to do is repent (turn completely from sin) and trust the Savior. It really is that simple.