Two long lines have been forming for quite some time. Thousands of years have gone by, and the lines of humanity continue to assemble, adding to it just like Jacob Marley added to his ponderous chain— link by link and yard by yard. Lines filled with human beings, winding throughout this earth, stretching further than one can truly comprehend.
The lines come to a certain point, an ever-fixed point; and from that fixed point, the lines go left or right but never straight. All of mankind comes to this point, and all must choose—either to go right or left. It seems like a simple choice; but for some reason, it is not.
Some get weary of the line they are in. They have always been in that particular line that bears left because everyone they know and feel comfortable with is there. They hear the news that the other line may be better, possibly leading to a worthier place. Some in this left line have been known to jump to the other line. “Traitors” or “line jumpers” insults are hurled at them. Others in the left line don’t even care which line they are in; they are just moved along by the crowd.
At times, this line is so massive and crowded, it can move a person along in such a way that their feet barely touch the ground, being swept up in the throng. For too many, it doesn’t even occur to them to contemplate the other line—the only other choice.
Then we have the right line. This is a much smaller line; and this group, too, trudges along in worn-out shoes, going toward the fixed point. They wonder if the line on the left is better than their choice. They too are tempted to try the left line sometimes, although they have an understanding where it will lead. However, a reward is awaiting them for their perseverance in the right line, and this helps them to press forward. A voice from within them drives them on and encourages their every step.
All day long the left side calls out to the right side, “Come over here with us.” And all day long the right side beckons the left side to reconsider its choice and re-examine the obvious end.
As time edges closer and closer to the end of all things, the gap between the lines gets wider and wider; the left moves more to the left and the right moves more to the right, and middle ground seems to be no more. The differences in the two lines are now so apparent and starkly contrasting, it’s difficult to believe we all are living on the same planet.
The lines will not go on forever as some may think. There will be a day when all of humanity will have reached the fixed point, the fork in the road so to speak; and each one will have to make that final selection, to go right into eternal life or bear left into eternal destruction.
Someone already occupies the center—the place in the middle of the great divide. He is the bridge in the great divide—this great chasm. All mankind was given this God-man as a gift from God Himself. His name is Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Every single person who has ever lived will have to reach this point in the line, and decide:
What will I do about Jesus’s gift of salvation to me?
Which way do I choose to go?
No one is exempt from choosing right or left, and you cannot hide out in either line. All must choose, and God has given us a superior selection compared to a really bad one. It should be a no-brainer. One may choose to cross from the left line to the right line at any point, but hopefully before it is too late. A person may die at any time, and it is important to be in the best line—the one that leads to life.
I made the choice early; I am traveling through life in the right line, the one that leads to life. I know if I died even before I finish this article that I would be with Jesus. I have believed and received His sacrifice for my sins and believe he rose from the dead.
If you are in the left line and headed towards eternal death and separation from God, you can change that right now, along with your eternal address. Come on over now—to the right line and cross that great divide through Jesus Christ, from death to life!
“That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation” (Romans 10:9-10).
“And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life” (1 John 5:11-13).
Who is it that has the Son? It is those who have believed in Him.
“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it