Not too long ago on a flight from a small Minnesota town to the Twin Cities, our flight attendant made an interesting announcement. She said, “There are two passengers that are not scheduled to be on this plane. I am asking that they both disembark immediately.”

I heard a woman behind me whisper, “Oh no, they caught us!” And then I heard her husband shushing her into silence. Then the flight attendant said, “If these two people do not get off this plane immediately, we are going to have to state their names.”

About a minute passed and then I heard shuffling in the seat behind us. The two people behind us then walked off the plane.

Did you know that someday when you die, the same thing could happen to you? Instead of God letting you into Heaven, He might say, “You never believed on my Son, Jesus Christ. You never accepted His payment for your sins.”

Many people think they are going to Heaven, yet they have never examined the pages of Scripture to see if they really are. They are depending on their own good works instead of Jesus Christ.

Check out your passport to Heaven. Make sure it is in order. You might need it sooner than you think.

Check out John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

Choice, not chance, determines human destiny. – Unknown Author

Devotional by Dr. James A. Scudder