Give thought to eter­nal life

Southern Riverina news - - NEWS - ~ Con­tributed by John Ever­ing­ham of the Com­mu­nity Church.

Dur­ing the 1970s a pas­sen­ger air­liner, hi­jacked by a ter­ror­ist group, was forced to fly to a pre­de­ter­mined des­ti­na­tion.

Upon land­ing an ul­ti­ma­tum was given that if the group’s de­mands were not met a pas­sen­ger would be shot every half hour and thrown from the plane.

Trag­i­cally be­fore the siege ended sev­eral peo­ple had been mur­dered.

As in­di­vid­u­als faced im­mi­nent death, there was only one thing that re­ally mat­tered.

It was of no con­se­quence whether they were young or old, male or fe­male, rich or poor, black or white.

No earthly char­ac­ter­is­tics were of any merit once the trig­ger was squeezed.

Only one thing was of im­por­tance; had prepa­ra­tion been made for what comes af­ter death.

Had thought been given to the eter­nal di­men­sion of life?

The Bi­ble teaches that we stand con­demned al­ready if we don’t be­lieve in Je­sus.

The de­ci­sion we must face is are we pre­pared for the con­se­quences and penalty for our sins, or have we ac­cepted the ran­som that Je­sus has al­ready paid on our be­half?

Con­grat­u­la­tions to Ber­ri­gan B grade on a stun­ning win in the Pi­cola League elim­i­na­tion fi­nal on Sun­day.The team played an out­stand­ing four quar­ters and are pumped for this week­end’s fi­nal.The re­serves foot­ballers will get an­other chance this week­end and it’s a do or die game. Good luck to both sides. There will be a meal avail­able on Thurs­day night and the com­mu­nity are wel­come to come along and watch the boys train and en­joy a meal af­ter­wards.

Mary Curtin, Di Withers and Gabrielle Curtin at the Ber­ri­gan Races.

Michael, John and Peter Curtin at the Ber­ri­gan Races.

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