09/25/2016: A Seat Belt for Life

A Seat Belt for Life

 A seat belt in a car is essential; just as believing in Jesus is for our place in heaven.

 To begin understanding let’s begin with Genesis 6: 5-6; “The Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great on the earth, and that every imagination and intention of all humans thinking was only evil continually.  And the Lord regretted that he made man on the earth, and he was grieved at heart.”


God did not want that to ever happen with man, he was heartbroken. Therefore, because of the fall of man, now we have freewill to make choices; a choice to wear your seat belt for protection, a choice to take your medicine in a sickness to get well.

In the same way, we have a choice to accept Jesus as our savior; to believe in him, confess our sins, and spend eternity in heaven.  Psalm 139: 16 says, “Your eyes saw my unformed substance, and in your book of life, all the days of my life were written before I ever took shape.  When as yet these were none of them.”

Our days can be shortened by our free will, our choices that we make.  Proverbs 10:27 says, “The fear of the Lord prolongeth days; but the years of the wicked shall be shortened.”


If you don’t wear a seat belt and crash you may die and if you don’t accept Jesus in your life; you will not go to Heaven.  We all make choices that lead to consequences that will determine our future.


 John 10: 9-10 says “I am the door anyone who enters in through me will be saved will live, He will come in and he will go out and will find pasture.  The thief comes only in order to steal, kill, and destroy.  I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance.”

 It is not predestined that we go to heaven or hell, but by our choices, we make; one of those places will be our home.  Don’t allow Satan to enter your life.  Call out for Jesus.


 In this story, our seat belt in our car is used for our protection, just as believing in Jesus will save us, and then we will join Jesus in heaven for eternity!


 Today, let’s make the choice to believe and accept Jesus Christ as our savior.  John 3: 16 says “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, so that whoever believes in Him should not parish, but have everlasting life.”

 Our seat belt, our protector every day will be Jesus Christ! 


Minister Catherine Wilcox