Ever lock your keys in your car? I’ve done it a few times in my life, and one of those times was today. Sadly, I have to admit that it was purely my fault, and there are no excuses.
I can’t blame the cold weather, the fact that I was gathering my belongings to take in to work, or anything else like not knowing any better. I merely forgot to pick them up and carry them with me when I locked the door.
Unfortunately, there are many people “locked out” today! But what is really sad is that they can unlock the door. The door to heaven is as simple as knowing Jesus.
As Christians, we know about the key (Jesus). Disappointingly, there are people out there who don’t know a key is necessary or simply haven’t used it. It’s not a matter of possessing the key, it’s there for them. Jesus is waiting for them to reach out and use Him.
A speaker once described Salvation as a gift given from one person to another. The giver merely reaches out and presents the gift to the receiver. However, the receiver does not have possession of the gift until he reaches out and accepts the gift into his hands.
The gift of Salvation is the same. Jesus has reached out His hand as the giver of Salvation. For anyone to receive the gift, however, they must reach out and accept Jesus into their hands (heart).
There is no excuse to be locked out of Heaven. The key to Heaven’s door is real and free!
Is there anyone you know who needs the key?
9 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. 11 As Scripture says, “Anyone who believes in him will never be put to shame.” (Romans 10:9-11)