Melinda Eye Cooper
On The Fence
I got a text message from my husband the other day. He'd sent a photo.
I studied the picture of his work truck but couldn’t figure out what was concerning to him.
I looked closer and finally saw what he thought was concerning. There were two crosses hanging on the fence.
He told me that when he reached the end of the paved road, he stopped his truck because the rest of the road was gravel and looked to be someone's driveway. That’s where the crosses were hanging on the fence. He wasn’t sure if some people died there or someone buried pets there but something happened at the end of the road.
It struck me because I thought of being ‘on the fence' when you come to the end of the road of life and that’s NOT a good place to be and is definitely something to be concerned about.
Having been raised in the Primitive Baptist church, this is not something that used to concern me because we were taught that God chose His children before the foundation of the earth and nothing could change that. But as an adult and having grown up spiritually, I have to say that even though we are covered by Grace (thank God!) we are still called to tell others the ‘good news’ about what Jesus did for us on the cross.
There is still a point in one’s life where we make a decision for Christ or decide to follow Jesus or surrender our lives to Him or whatever you want to call it. That is when the relationship begins through Jesus Christ and it is necessary to have the LIFE on earth God intends for us to have and everlasting life in heaven.
Besides, when you are truly born again – you can NOT shut up about what God has done in your life! It’s second nature to tell others.
But, just in case you haven’t come to that place on the road of life – don’t wait until you come to the end of the road and find yourself ‘on the fence’ with God.
Blessed are those who keep His statutes and seek Him with all their heart. Psalm 119:2 NIV