It is Very Difficult to Jump a River

Gayle Oler

One may walk through the woods above Lake Itasca and, scarcely thinking, step across a tiny stream near where it gushes out at a pretty spring among the rocks and starts south.

But suppose he does not step across there, but walks on beside it, looking for a more convenient place to cross. By and by he wants very much to get on the other side of the stream, but the longer he delays the wider and harder does the stream become to cross, until he finds that crossing the great Mississippi is quite a task. But once he is over he will not be any more definitely on the other side than if he had stepped across the tiny rivulet near Lake Itasca. “Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth” because it is easier to do so “while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh” (Eccl. 12:1).

The older one gets, the more accustomed he becomes to his situation. It then becomes harder to change, to cross the river, to become converted in heart and life. If you believe in Jesus Christ with all your heart and will repent of your sinfulness, then cross over now. “He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved” (Mark 16:16). Why wander further away? Time is swiftly passing and every day brings changes. Once you are baptized for remission of sins (Acts 2:38) the crossing is made.

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