Fire Alarm 

A fire alarm is a standalone device or a complete network of devices, installed in a building or an area, which gives audible and/or visible warning of an outbreak of fire in that building or area.  Therefore, does the fire alarm really do what it is supposed to do?  I ask that question because just the other day I was in a hotel room working on the computer when the Fire Alarm went off.  When it started going off, my immediate thought was is this a test, do I smell smoke, do I need to go downstairs, why is this disrupting my day?  At no point did I ever really think that the very function of the alarm was even a possibility, a fire.  So, while the fire alarm is to inform you of the dangerous fire, to this day it is universally disregarded.  Unfortunately, once you’ve been engulfed by the flames it becomes too late.  

I see that the Bible is often seen with the same universal disregard.  The Bible is God’s love letter to His children, and it is just as important to ensure that people do not die without the knowing just how much God Loves them through the ultimate act by Jesus Christ. 

John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. 17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.

God did not just love the world but “God so loved the world.” This is greater than what we consider love; so now makes this love mean “going beyond the ordinary.”  It’s not just a physical love but a sacrificial love.  God would later take that word sacrifice to a never before seen level, when He placed all of His cards on the table by giving His only begotten Son for the lives of everyone else (including you and me).  Rom 5:8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.  We cannot disregard the Love that God has shown each of us like we disregard a Fire Alarm when we initially hear it.  Because just like an ignored fire alarm, not realizing God’s love for you becomes dangerous when you realize it too late; at death (Rom 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord).  Do not wait until you’re engulfed in flames to realized just how much God loves you!!

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