Tuesday, September 3, 2013

The Book of Life

In the Labor & Delivery unit where I work, each time a baby is born the details of that birth are written into the "delivery book."  Each delivery which has ever occurred at our hospital is recorded in these books, from the first birth almost thirty years ago to the last one occurring perhaps even as you read this.

Each of these books are lined up in sequential order and carefully locked away for safe keeping.  At any given time, any particular birth can be researched and verified.

There is another, more important "Book of Life," which is carefully preserved, not here on earth, but in heaven.

Revelation 20:12-15 "And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.  And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.  And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.  And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire."
Our delivery books are important, and we take great care to record the birth of every baby born in our unit.  But it is more important that we know our own names are recorded in the Lord's Book of Life.  

Make very sure this day does not wane before you know your name is written there, too.

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