Today you will be with me in Paradise. (Luke 23:43)
The enemy of your soul spins two powerful lies: One is to say, “What you’ve done is too bad to be forgiven.” The other is to say, “It’s too late to do anything about it.”
That’s what Judas thought, “Jesus will be crucified, and there is nothing I can do about that. My opportunity is gone.”
Maybe you are an older person. Perhaps you have a terminal illness. Either way, you know that you’re in the last chapter of your life. And you feel that the die is already cast, and that it’s too late. What will be, will be.
Maybe you are reading this in a hospital bed. You have lived sixty, seventy, eighty years without God and without Christ, and you are thinking, “It is too late for me to come to Christ.”
Come to the cross where Jesus is dying. Next to him there is a thief who is in the last minute of the 11th hour of his life. He sees his need, and he believes in Jesus, and he asks God to save him:
“Lord, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” Then he waits for the answer…
And do you know what Jesus said to him? “Today, you will be with me in Paradise.”
If you want to avoid a plunge to disaster, never give up hope. The Lord Jesus Christ died to save you. He stands ready to welcome you. He calls you to believe in him. He invites you to trust in his death. He offers you everlasting life. Believe him. Trust him. Turn to him. Right now, you can ask him to save you.
What are you waiting for?