Cinderella was held up, late to the ball due to jealous step sisters. David wasn’t even invited, until a prophet passed on his brothers, getting a late invitation, 1 Samuel 16:10. Today, many try to play it cool, arriving casually late to make a grand entrance.
In life, there is one party you don’t want to be late to or forget about. The prodigal son became engrossed in his own sinful desires, seeking to indulge in the pleasures of this world, Luke 15:13. This invisible force is one of the greatest distractions, 1 John 2:15-17, causing half of the 10 virgins to miss the party entirely, Matthew 25:10-13.
At a funeral, heaven is often assumed, whether you made your reservations or not, 1 John 5:13. Some may get a second chance, surviving a near death experience. Regardless of the cards you are dealt, the road you choose lies in the choices you make, Deuteronomy 30:15. Don’t be late to the final party in life or else you’ll have eternity to regret it.
by Jay Mankus