Would you get on a plane that took off bound for nowhere?
A flight like that sold out in 10 minutes.
Qantas Airlines offered the ticket for a cost of between almost $600 to $3000 per seat. The 7-hour flight would cruise at 30,000 feet, allowing a long-range sightseeing tour of the area before returning to Sydney.
While it seems outlandish to board a plane without a specific destination, it is worse to have a life headed nowhere.
On Athens’ Aeropagus, Paul faced the Stoics and Epicureans. The philosophers had developed strategies for life’s difficulties. But life had but one destination. The grave.
So, it was shocking and perplexing when Paul finished his dissertation with:
“For he has set a day when he will judge the world with justice by the man he has appointed. He has given proof of this to everyone by raising Him from the dead.”” (Acts 17:31)
Paul’s statement caused an uproar. It told them life headed to a particular destination,…an eternity.
Modern man is like the philosophers or the travelers on the airliner. They are sightseers to life, but it will be over.
The gospel tells of the destination and the way to get there. Don’t buy a ticket to nowhere. Go where God wants you to go.
-Robert G. Taylor-