5/1/09

The Choice is always ours to make


Choices
"'King Agrippa, do you believe the prophets? I know you do.' Then Agrippa said to Paul, 'Do you think that in such a short time you can persuade me to be a Christian?' Paul replied, 'Short time or long—I pray God that not only you but all who are listening to me today may become what I am, except for these chains. Phil Parrino, a Daily Encounter reader, tells the story how in "World War I there was a young American ambulance driver who personally witnessed all kinds of death and suffering. After the war he wrote dark brooding novels and finally committed suicide. His name was Earnest Hemmingway.
"But there was another American Ambulance driver even younger than the first. The dead and dying he witnessed were mostly from the great influenza epidemic that swept Europe at the end of World War I. After the war he drew cartoons and made people laugh. When he died he was loved by millions. His name was Walt Disney.
"As you have said, it's not only what happens to us, but how we react to it. Our personality predisposes us to a certain extent, but in the end we make the choice.
" Life is a series of choices. I am today where I am because of choices I made years ago. I will be where I am tomorrow based on choices I make today.
I will spend eternity based on the choice I make about accepting or rejecting God's great gift of salvation.
As Paul challenged King Agrippa, God also challenges you and I today to make a choice. Fire or Water, Heaven or Hell, the choice is always ours to make.

3 comments:

Micki said...

I guess in today's world we can be proud to say...."and I took the road less traveled by."

Ed Sousa, Sr. said...

Amen to that Micki

RD said...

Yes!
Great post!