Photo and Commentary ©2019 by Maylan Schurch
Sabbath, September 14, 2019

As I’ve mentioned before, thrift stores act as magnets for me, though I often simply drift through looking at the books and office supplies and emerge without buying anything. Not long ago I was nosing about in the latter department and saw this “500 Year Diary,” probably a satirical takeoff on the old five-year diaries of my childhood. (I actually had one back then, but probably just filled out a couple of months’ worth of Year One and put it aside.)

Anyway, I was intrigued about what a page of a 500-year diary would look like, so I opened it.

Yup, a joke after all. But it got me thinking. People who’ve surrendered their hearts to Jesus will—if they want to—keep a long succession of 500-year diaries and have something about each day to write in them. That’s one of the perks of eternal life.

The key, of course, is to claim that prize. It’s not easy—Jesus said that only a relative few will enter there. But if we follow His steps, we’ll make it.

This first link below leads you to two Bible verses which summarize how to have eternal life.

This second link contains verses which are a more detailed treatment of salvation.