Have you ever thought about your soul – can it be saved?
Or perhaps you think that when you’re dead, you just stay in your grave?
Is God just a thought within your head, or is He a part of you?
Is Christ just a name that you read in a book, when you were at school?
When you think about death, do you lose your breathe
or do you keep your cool?
Would you like to see the Pope on the end of a rope
- do you think he’s a fool?
Well I have seen the truth. Yes I have seen the light
and I’ve changed my ways
And I’ll be prepared, when you’re lonely and scared
at the end of our days
Could it be you’re afraid of what you friends might say
if they knew you believe in God above?
They should realize before they criticise
That God is the only way to love
Is your mind so small that you have to fall
in with the pack wherever they run?
Will you still sneer when death is near
And say they may as well worship the sun?
I think it was true: it was people like you that crucified Christ
I think it sad the opinion you had was the only one voiced
Will you be so sure when your day is near say you don’t believe?
You had the chance but you turned it down
now you can’t retrieve.
Perhaps you’ll think before you say, that God is dead and gone
Open your eyes, just, realize that he is the One
The only One Who can save you now from all this hate
Or will you still jeer at all you hear?
Yes – I think it’s too late.”
This is the lyrics of ”After forever”, a song from one of Black Sabbath´s early albums. He who wrote these words wasn´t many inches from the Kingdom of God! Close enough to see the light, close enough to want to enter…
But, and I am sorry to have to say it, sometime, somehow, Ozzy Osbourne turned away.
If he be a believer in Christ today, he has sure hidden it well these past forty years ( or thirtyfive)
One can just wonder where he stands today – and where he is going.
And I wonder where you stand today?
I wonder if you happen to stand at the same crossroads where Ozzy was standing back then, when he wrote this song? Close enough to realize that you have a soul, close enough to have woken up to realize that there is something more coming ”after forever”, that all doesn´t end when your life on this earth has come to an end?
But you have not yet entered the Kingdom, have not yet received Jesus and confessed Him as your Lord and Saviour.
You can´t go on forever straddling the fence, you know. Jesus said that we can either be with Him or against Him, there is no in-between.
King Herod stands as a warning to us all – he wasn´t far from the kingdom, he would listen to John the Baptist, he was genuinely interested – he saw the light, but wasn´t willing to pay the prize for entering. And he ended up beheading the prophet and giving his head to a dancing girl… and three years later he was mocking Jesus and joining in with Pilate and the high priest.
He sat too long on the fence, and then he was finally pushed off it, and fell on the wrong side.
He had his chance, but he turned it down.
Don´t let this happen to you!
It is not too late yet, but it will be too late one day!
On the Judgement Day there will be no place to run, nowhere to hide, but for those who believe in Jesus there will be no need to run or hide!