Christmas – 1 Thing to Do Before You Die
Powerpoint Pictures: Walt Disney World; Bungee Jump; Safari; Great Wall of China; White Water Rafting; Dolphins; Formula 1 Car; Sunset over Ayres Rock; Astronaut in Space
You may have seen in recent years there have been lists titled ‘50 things to do before you die’ – a list of 50 things must-do things for people to do in their lifetime. Here are some of the items on one list.
- Visit Walk Disney World, Florida
- Do a Bungee Jump
- Go on Safari
- Walk the Great Wall of China
- Go White Water Rafting
- Swim with Dolphins
- Drive a Formula 1 Car
- Catch the Sunset over Ayres Rock
- Travel into Space
In the Bible we find another list. It doesn’t have 50 items on it, but 1. It’s the list of the righteous and devout man called Simeon who we read about in Luke 2. Simeon only had one item on his list. 1 thing to do before you die! That was to see the “Lord’s Christ” (v26). See the one who God was going to send to rescue people from their sins.
In Luke 2 we read that when Simeon saw the baby Jesus (only 8 days old) he praised God saying “Sovereign Lord, as you have promised, you now dismiss your servant in peace. For my eyes have seen your salvation…” (v29-30) Jesus was the one who was going to save people from their sins.
Seeing that Jesus is the Saviour of the World and trusting Him to save you from your sins is something much more important than swimming with dolphins or going to Disney World. In fact it should be the 1 thing to do before you die!
Only Jesus can rescue you from God’s punishment of hell; only Jesus can give you eternal life.
(Photo: © Nevit Dilmen)