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THE FINAL CURTAIN

In surveying the whole of creation, the Flood, the Cross and the final Judgement, it can be looked upon as The Great Drama of the Universe. As we grow up from childhood, we find we are an inhabitant of a strange, demanding, frightening yet a generally enjoyable world. We go to school, get some knowledge of the world, marry, have children, strive at our workplace for promotion, hopefully achieve some degree of prominence amongst our peers, get older, retire, and eventually die - leaving the stage for the next generation to make of it what they can.

Everyone, surely, at some point in their life must ask themselves "What is life really all about"!

As we go through our lives, we are like actors in this Great Drama of the Universe. We have our entry lines and having played our parts, finally leave the stage and await the Final Curtain call. The whole play is being watched by The Author and his helpers, but the house lights are down and we cannot see past the brightness of the footlights. However, at one point, the Author came onto the stage, demonstrated for us just how we should be playing our roles, died that those who recognised who He was might live for ever in the real world and left us with a copy of the script for our benefit.

Like many plays, ours will have a very dramatic conclusion. Following this, every player who has ever taken part will gather for the final curtain call. The stage will be completely filled with all the past players for this great event, and it is then that the audience will show their appreciation of the play. The house lights will go up and every player will be completely dazzled by the brilliance of the glorious spectacle before them.

And then the curtain will fall for the last time. But like all stage curtains, it will fall some distance back from the edge of the stage. Those at the front will receive their accolades and will be thrilled to be invited to dine with the author.

For those behind the falling curtain, however, to their utter astonishment, they will be plunged into total darkness, and all hell will be let loose.

In view of this scenario, may I leave the reader with just one question?

...Which side of the curtain will YOU be on?....



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