Once the activity was all over the king wanted to hire this jester to be his personal jester. Once hired, the king in humor handed him a small stick and said, “You are the most foolish man alive. When you find someone more foolish than you, then you give them this stick,” and the king laughed heartily.
After many years had passed by the king lay sick on his death bed ready to go at any moment. He called for his jester, for he wanted to laugh one more time before he died. When the jester was through he asked to speak to the king personally.
Once alone with the king the jester asked, “king where are you going?” The king responded, “on a far journey.” The jester asked again, “and how do you plan to get there?” Again the king responded, “I don’t know.” Then the jester pulled the stick from his back pocket and handed it to the king. The king was stunned and asked why he had given him the stick. The jester replied, “King today I have found a more foolish man than I. For you see, I only trifled with the things of life, but you have trifled with things of eternity!”
The countless millions of souls we have preached to at our crusades will be meaningless, if we had not lived a holy life here on earth. Your great achievements and breaking world records in business and science will be as dung before you when you eventually realize you are doomed for all eternity. Beloved, eternity is endless. Take a minute and think about this. I mean it has no end. It means there will be no more time. Are you prepared to face the ONE who sits on the throne. Mercy is available today; don’t wait until when you will seek it with tears and not find it. Do you know, I have asked myself sometimes, what use is there for me to criss-cross nations preaching the gospel, organizing programs that are changing the lives of people all over, see miracles happen in the lives of others by calling on the Lord on their behalf and then I miss heaven. I can’t imagine it. Beloved, we need to wake up to righteousness. Eternity with the Lord is too precious to allow anything or anybody to come between us and making heaven. I pray we will not search heaven for anyone of us. Make this your daily prayer. God bless you big.