This past Friday night the 41st President of the United States, George H.W. Bush, took his final breath of life a little after 10 p.m. in Houston, Texas. I saw an interview over the weekend with the President’s longtime friend and tennis partner James Baker who served in many prominent positions of government, including his Secretary of State, that when he stopped by to visit the President on Friday morning, Mr. Bush said, “Hey, Bake, where we going today?”. Mr. Baker replied, “Well, jefe, we’re going to heaven.” The President replied, “Good, That’s where I want to go.” Baker said he didn’t realize before the day was over that his longtime friend would indeed be in heaven.
This brings up a wonderful thought to consider. When you look at the long list of things accomplishments on President George H.W. Bush’s resume it is astonishing. From businessman, graduate of Yale, CIA, VP to President Reagan and then President himself, anyone would have to conclude this is a life that has seen and served a lot with great success. Yet, all the accomplishments in the world can’t prevent one from having to face the question of eternity. From the poorest to the richest, from the biggest sinner to the biggest winner, we all must face the question of our eternity. My prayer is that we all have the same wish as the 41st President of the United States when speaking of heaven, “Good. That’s where I want to go.” There is a way to know for sure that we have eternal life, and that is through the only gate Heaven has, Jesus Christ.
1 John 4:12-13 HCSB
The one who has the Son has life. The one who doesn’t have the Son of God does not have life. I have written these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life.