There is an eternity for all people

Gail Malick

Do you ever get a song stuck in your head which keeps replaying over and over again? Once in a while, that happens to me and currently one is stuck. The latest song is actually a hymn titled "I Know Whom I Have Believed."I honestly don't know why that particular song came to mind. We haven't sung it recently at church. I didn't leaf through the hymnal and see the title. The tune and words just started to play through my mind.Here are the words to the chorus:But I know whom I have believedand am persuaded that He is ableto keep that which I've committedunto Him against that day.In whom do I believe? I reaffirm mentally that I believe in the one and only God, the Creator of everything, even me.What am I persuaded about? That God is able and willing to keep me in close relationship with Him. I've committed my life to Him. Therefore, my name is written in the Lamb's Book of Life and He will welcome me to my eternal home when it is my time. When will "that time" come? That is unknown to me, but totally known to God. My earthly task is to believe in Jesus Christ and confess my sins and then live as Jesus did on this earth. Of course, I should proclaim the truth of Jesus to anyone willing to listen so that none would perish in eternal hell. There is an eternity for ALL people. God has given each of us the free will to make the choice of where we will spend that eternity.Do you know in whom you believe? Are you persuaded that God is able? Do you understand the desire of God's heart to have a personal relationship with YOU? What choice have you made concerning your eternity?If you know this hymn, spend some time humming the tune and pondering the words of the song and the questions I have presented. Consider this day of your eternal destination because tomorrow is NOT guaranteed for any of us.Gail loves the Lord most of all. She delights in her calling to be a wife to Ed Malick and a mother to seven children ages 23 to 40 and grandmother of sixteen. Ed is sixth generation on the homestead family farm in Ypsilanti Township, Michigan.