I love watching movies, and late last night one came on TV I have seen before, but enjoy. “The Terminal” with Tom Hanks. In the movie, toward the end of it there is an old janitor who stops a 747 with a mop. Soon after he is surrounded by police who take aim with their guns he says, “Do you have an appointment?” A line he had used several times in the movie. I laughed, but then I started thinking about mankind.
Every person has an appointment coming up with God. You didn’t make it, you can’t break it, and I promise, you won’t be late. You will be there on time. The appointment is a checkup. God will look over your chart and see how you lived the life He gave you here on earth. If you lived that life in a way that pleases Him you will enter eternity in heaven. If not He will pronounce you terminally ill. You will leave the appointment and enter hell to die every day for eternity.
There is another appointment coming soon. No one knows when even the one who will be traveling. You see there is a day and an hour that only God knows, when He will turn to His son Jesus and say something like, “Bring my children home.” Jesus will then get up and come to earth to gather those who are alive and remain in Him. Now that’s an appointment you can make and hopefully live a life that will allow you to keep the appointment. You make that appointment by accepting Jesus as God’s son, and recognizing His death on the cross was to pay for your wrong doing.
Be ready for either appointment. Accept Jesus and then carry your insurance card with you at all times. So whether you meet Jesus in the air when He comes to get us or you die before then and you have your appointment with God you can show your insurance card and God will say, “Oh. I see you are covered.” In other words Jesus’ blood covers your sins, and he has already paid for your appointment in full.