I suppose that most of us need to stand in a queue sometimes, whether it be at a bus stop, an airport check in or a supermarket checkout, but we would never do that if we did not have a clear idea of what was available to us at the front, and a willingness to pay the price to obtain it.
The Bible makes some amazing offers to anyone who is willing to claim them but, as you may have noticed, there are not may queues outside churches! The offers include, a life free of anxiety and fear, regardless of the circumstances around us; a sense of belonging through a close personal relationship with the Creator of the universe; and a reserved place in a state of uninterrupted peace and joy for ever when we leave this life, “acceptance guaranteed, no examination required!”
Worth queuing for? That depends on the price. The price is that we put our trust in Jesus and what He did for us, rather than in our own merits, and the Bible reveals why there are so few “claimants”. It says that “people who aren’t Christians can’t understand these truths…..it all sounds foolishness to them2 (New Living Translation). In other words, to anyone looking at it from the outside, the benefits are invisible. But it also states “to all who received him (Jesus), to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.”
Care to join the queue?