Before life’s bookends
squeeze away your last-held breath,
prepare for closure. dlp
Webster’s dictionary calls closure, “a closing, a finish, end, conclusion.”
If we haven’t prepared for closure, that is, gotten ourselves connected to God through our Redeemer Christ and so aren’t getting to know the Lord and enjoying him on earth, then our names will not appear in the will that guarantees us a place in God’s pure, sin-free environment.
Some of us prepare for retirement, for disposal of our money and possessions, but we don’t prepare for eternity. However, so that we’ll know the terms of the closure, all the TV audience on earth need to “hear and heed” God’s message on the teleprompter from his faithful news reporter, the prophet Amos, “Prepare to meet your God.” 4:12
For those who do not prepare their closure, they appear before God and wait for the angels to search the data base for their names, such as Joe Indifference and Sarah TooBusy. Silence while the search proceeds. The only sound is the scrolling of names. Eternity is in the balance. Silence again. Then Gabriel calls out, “They aren’t in the data base.”
God will weep for he had compassion on them while they were on earth. The loving, but just Judge, Jesus, will have to say, “I’m so sorry, but no strangers are welcome in heaven.”
So are you checking the content between your bookends in preparing your closure?