“This is a test of the emergency broadcast system, this is only a test!”

How many times have we heard that over the years, and just when you didn’t expect it? The Emergency Broadcast System was designed to alert us of potential danger, and to clear the airwaves for a special bulletin. If the alert were an actual emergency, then a subsequent message would be included with instructions of what to do. I believe that there is a similar system in place today.

As we begin a new year I would like to take a few minutes and encourage you to think about the fact that we have only one life before eternity! Although we are faced with many “tests” in life, life itself is not a test but, is the real thing. What we do now has eternal implications. There will be no instructions at the end directing us what to do, other than “Enter into the joy of your master!” (Matt.25:23), or “‘I never knew you; depart from Me,…” (Matt. 7:23). While many things in life can be practiced over and over, life itself cannot be.


This is a warning of the eternity system, this is not a test! We are sinners and what we deserve is to spend eternity separated from God! However, it’s not too late! God has demonstrated His love toward us that even though we are sinners, Christ died for us. The Bible tells us, “If you will confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation”. (Romans 10:9-10). I repeat, this isnot a test!

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