Nothing dirty or defiled will get into the City, and no one who defiles or deceives. Only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life will get in.
– Revelation 21:27 [The Message]
It was a room – a typical classroom arrangement, but the lighting was just bright enough for me the man standing before a desk and chair. I took the cue and sat.
Before me was a leather notebook which had my picture on its front page.
“Open it.” He said.
The first page was blank as other pages in the book. I picked up the pen on the desk and felt compelled to write.
So I put the pen to the first page and scribbled. But I discovered that no ink was coming on the page – there were just biro impressions but no ink mark at all.
I flicked the pen repeatedly to shake some ink back to the tip and wrote again. Still not as little as a dot of ink appeared.
“The ink is finished.” I looked up to the one who sat before me.
“No, it’s not.” He gently replied.
Then, I was puzzled. “Then why isn’t it writing?” I asked.
“That’s my book –” And when his index finger touched the book, he continued.
“And in my book, it’s only a life lived for me that counts – everything else goes unregistered.”
Then I woke up as soon as realization swept over me.
In the book of our lives [each day a page], it is only the life lived for God that counts. Every other pursuit in life is not true enough to be registered in God’s book. And God’s book is the pass for God’s kingdom.
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