I recently watched a news report about a Christian couple that changed their booking on the Air Asia flight (travelling from Indonesia to Singapore), which crashed into the Java sea. They expressed their enormous sense of relief about their great escape. They had just cheated from death. Another example of a great escape is a well known 1963 American film based on an escape by British and Commonwealth prisoners of war (POW) from a German POW camp entitled, “The Great Escape.” The prisoners dug tunnels to use as their escape route but in the end only 3 made it from 76 escapees.
The stories above are very similar to what happens at salvation. It is about escaping the wrath to come- eternal separation from God in hell. It’s about passing from the Kingdom of darkness and death and into the Kingdom of Light and life of God. When you are saved, you become a child of God and a partaker of the divine life that flows from God through Jesus Christ. God says that,
He wants all people to be saved and to learn the truth. (1st Timothy 2:4)
Until you are saved, you are not safe. Salvation offers an escape route for every person. God sets before us life and death and encourages us to be wise and choose life, so that we can live with Him forever in eternity. It is God’s recommendation but man’s choice. We decide whether to accept His salvation package or to reject it. In God’s own words:
Today I am giving you a choice of two ways. And I ask heaven and earth to be witnesses of your choice. You can choose life or death. The first choice will bring a blessing. The other choice will bring a curse. So choose life! Then you and your children will live. (Deuteronomy 30:19)
It is important to know that salvation is a free gift from God but it is not cheap. God gave away His beloved Son. That person is Jesus Christ who God offered as a sacrifice to atone for our sins. Jesus died to pay for our sins and He resurrected from the dead on the third day. When we believe in Jesus and accept His offer of salvation, we escape death and enter into His life, love and rest. God comes to live in you and strengthens you through His Holy Spirit in order to enable you to live for Him. Receive God’s gift of eternal life today and escape the wrath to come- eternal separation from God in the lake of fire. Never ending life, love and joy awaits you in Jesus Christ. The great escape awaits you.
Choose JESUS, choose LIFE!