In Medieval times, the jester would tell funny stories, perform tricks, and do most anything to amuse and distract the king in his difficult moments. The jester was called the king’s “fool.” A certain king enjoyed his jester’s performances the king handed the royal scepter to the jester and said, “If you ever find a fool greater than yourself, give this scepter to him.” After a while, the king grew deathly ill. The king said, “Ah, jester, I fear that I am about to depart upon a long journey.” “Have you known about this journey for long?” the jester inquired. “Well, yes I have” the king replied. The jester then asked, “Have you prepared for this journey?” “No,” the king replied, “I’m afraid I have not.” Then the jester handed the royal scepter to the king and said, “Then you are a greater fool than I.”
Wise are those who prepare for appointments that they know they must keep. “It is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment” (Hebrews 9:27). Have you prepared yourself for this appointment? Because of His great love, God sent His Son Jesus into the world that through Him we might be prepared for this unavoidable appointment. "So Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many” (Hebrews 9:28). On the cross, Jesus bore the sins of the world upon Himself; He paid the price for sin. No remedy remains, however, if we die in our sins and enter eternity without God. If Christ is not our sin-bearer, we will bear our own sins in judgment. Are you ready?
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