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Where did you go on your last summer vacation? Where are you going on your next summer vacation? When you drive a vehicle, your goal is to arrive safely at your destination. There is no certainty that you will arrive safely, but you will use all of your knowledge as a driver to attain this goal.
However, there is a final destination that you have total control over. At the end of your life, you will arrive at either heaven or hell. It is your choice to make. No one will have a say-so on this trip, because you are your own driver, and you have the opportunity to choose your own destination.
You could choose to spend eternity in hell, where you would suffer pain, agony,and anguish forever. Wouldn’t you rather live in a place of no pain, sorrow, worries, trials, temptations, and failures? None of these exist in Heaven; instead, heaven is a place of peace and happiness forever. The Bible says that heaven has twelve foundations made of precious stones, streets of gold, walls of jasper, gates of pearl, and a refreshing river of life flowing through it. Wouldn’t you regret missing a place like this for your final destination? Sure you would! Jesus, God’s Son, does not want you to miss heaven either. When He spoke to His disciples, He told them in John 14:2, “In my Father’s house are many mansions…I go to prepare a place for you.” Jesus will prepare a place for you as well, if you will simply accept the payment He has already made for you. He shed His blood and willingly gave His life for you, so your eternal destination will be in heaven.