Wow!! Bet it’s been awhile since you heard (or read) the words to this old gospel song!! (Was reminded of it by my Bible reading during “coffee with the Lord” this morning… see the Scripture reading below the words of the song).
“Lord, I care not for riches, neither silver nor gold;
I would make sure of Heaven, I would enter the fold.
In the book of Thy kingdom, with its pages so fair,
Tell me, Jesus, my Savior, is my name written there?
“Is my name written there,
On the page white and fair?
In the book of Thy kingdom,
Is my name written there?
“Lord, my sins they are many, like the sands of the sea,
But Thy blood, O my Savior, is sufficient for me;
For Thy promise is written, in bright letters that glow,
“Though your sins be as scarlet, I will make them like snow.”
“Oh! that beautiful city, with its mansions of light,
With its glorified beings, in pure garments of white;
Where no evil thing cometh to despoil what is fair;
Where the angels are watching, yes, my name’s written there.
“Then I saw a great white throne and Him who was seated on it. From his presence earth and sky fled away, and no place was found for them. And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Then another book was opened, which is THE BOOK OF LIFE. And the dead were judged by what was written in the books, according to what they had done. And the sea gave up the dead who were in it, Death and Hades gave up the dead who were in them, and they were judged, each one of them, according to what they had done. Then Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire. AND IF ANYONE’S NAME WAS NOT FOUND WRITTEN IN THE BOOK OF LIFE, he was thrown into the lake of fire.” (From Revelation 20:11–15 ESV)
I want to be SURE “My name is written there!” How about you? Are you sure… Have you put your trust in Christ to “save” you and give you eternal life? (Cp. Revelation 21:9-27 esp. vs. 27)