In less than a minute, building fell, schools were destroyed, hospital demolished, and villages devastated.
In less than a minute, thousands became trapped, and thousands died.
All in less than a minute.
As I listened to David Platt preach a sermon entitled, “A Christ-Compelled Response to Nepal.” I was struck by one statement in particular.
He said, “we should not be asking, why Nepal, we should be asking, why not us?”
Going further he explained, though Nepal is far from a Christian nation, though the country is filled with people who bow to other gods, they are no lesser a sinner than we are.
The truth is we are all sinners, in need of a Savior, no matter where we live.
The truth is we all deserve death, in fact we all deserve Hell.
“But God demonstrated His love for us in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us (Romans 5:8).”
The reality is no matter where we live, no matter what job we serve, no matter what circumstances we are in, life can change forever in less than a minute.
The Bible makes it clear that all men have been appointed to die and then face judgement (Hebrews 9:27).
Therefore, we must all be ready.
For on that day, when we stand before the Lord, it won’t matter who we were, it won’t matter what job we held, it won’t even matter how good a person we were. All that will matter is whether or not we have been set free from sin and death through the blood of Jesus.
It has been said that post earthquake Nepal is just not the same.
And that is true, thousands of lives have been forever changed.
And it all happened in less than a minute.
For many who saw the news of the earthquake on t.v., though tragic, they went about the rest of their days as if nothing happened.
But for those who lived through it, they know that death is real. They realize that life is short. They fully grasp that our life is but a vapor. They understand they must be ready.
How about you? Are you ready to stand before the Lord?
Have you put your faith and trust in Christ?
Are you depending on your good deeds or His righteousness?
I beg you “”TODAY IF YOU HEAR HIS VOICE, DO NOT HARDEN YOUR HEARTS, (Hebrews 3:15).”
Because life can change forever in less than a minute!